Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News. Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column and covers major HIT topics including government policy and emerging technologies. Follow Tom on Twitter @SullyHIT

AHIMA pushes Congress to fund ONC, continue investing in EHR interoperability
By Tom Sullivan 01:31 pm April 24, 2017
The industry group argued that not adequately funding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT would undermine the 21st Century Cures Act and inhibit work toward a learning health system.
Vivek Murthy resigns Sylvia Trent-Adams takes over
By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am April 24, 2017
Sylvia Trent-Adams, Murthy’s deputy, takes over as acting Surgeon General.
NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth
By Tom Sullivan 10:22 am April 24, 2017
The network is working to make 20 percent of patient visits virtual, officials said.
EMRAM criteria for 2018
By Tom Sullivan 03:08 pm April 21, 2017
Global vice president John Daniels said the new requirements for its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model are truly aspirational and provide a glimpse at the future with non-scored options as well.
By Tom Sullivan 03:12 pm April 20, 2017
Most respondents from foreign countries report far fewer electronic health record dangers.
By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am April 20, 2017
With a total of 66 products in ONC’s Certified Health IT List, and many of those are modules rather than EHR platforms, hospital IT shops need to check-in with their vendors now. 
Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?
By Tom Sullivan 08:43 am April 20, 2017
The decision is due by July, but many questions are cropping up about which path is actually best in the long-run.  
IDC AI and cognitive computing
By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am April 19, 2017
Quality management and diagnosis and treatment systems are among top use cases for AI and cognitive computing, IDC report says.
HIMSS acquires Health 2.0

HIMSS CEO Stephen Lieber said that buying Health 2.0 enables it to bring the HIMSS opportunity to early-stage developers and innovators. 

By Tom Sullivan 08:30 am April 19, 2017
CEO Stephen Lieber said the move will help speed the time for cutting-edge health IT products to reach the market. 
GOP Trump Ryan ACA repeal
By Tom Sullivan 12:23 pm April 18, 2017
The public views Republicans as too extreme to work effectively with even the GOP-controlled Congress, but Democrats don’t fare much better in that regard.

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