News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en Telehealth progress may stall in DC http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/telehealth-progress-may-stall-dc <div> The <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/american-telemedicine-association-ata" target="_blank">American Telemedicine Association</a> is hoping an unlikely alliance in Congress between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat will produce some strong momentum for telemedicine in the coming years.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/telehealth-progress-may-stall-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Policy and Legislation Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:11:36 +0000 Eric Wicklund 86121 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com CommonWell broadens data sharing efforts http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/commonwell-broadens-data-sharing-efforts <p>CommonWell Health Alliance is marching toward &quot;a new phase&quot; of its vendor-driven <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/interoperability" target="_blank">interoperability</a> efforts, extending its availability to providers, signing on new corporate members and eyeing new opportunities for nationwide expansion.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/commonwell-gets-rolling-data-exchange" target="_blank">CommonWell gets rolling on data exchange</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/commonwell-broadens-data-sharing-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange (HIE) Interoperability Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:07:20 +0000 Mike Miliard 86111 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com EHRs continue to be a challenge for HHS http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ehrs-continue-be-challenge-hhs <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ehrs-continue-be-challenge-hhs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:03:27 +0000 Erin McCann 86106 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com CMS launches chief data officer position http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cms-launches-chief-data-officer-position <p>Earlier this month, we reported how <a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/chief-data-officers-come-healthcare">healthcare is increasingly embracing a new C-suite position: chief data officer</a>. Now, the Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services is getting in on the act, with the appointment of its first CDO, Niall Brennan.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/chief-data-officers-come-healthcare" target="_blank">Chief data officers come to healthcare</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cms-launches-chief-data-officer-position" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Policy and Legislation Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:48:47 +0000 Mike Miliard 86101 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Why purchasing your own VNA is an investment in the past, not the future http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/why-purchasing-your-own-vna-investment-past-not-future <p>It is taken as gospel by most radiologists and hospital IT professionals that a vendor-neutral archiving application is critical for unifying diagnostic imaging workflows. And VNAs are a great tool. But that doesn&rsquo;t mean you should buy one.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/why-purchasing-your-own-vna-investment-past-not-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence RIS and PACS Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:14:08 +0000 Cliff Bleustein, MD 86096 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com DeSalvo keeps focus on EHRs, usability http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/desalvo-keeps-focus-ehrs-usability <p>In case anyone was still wondering about a leadership vacuum at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/karen-desalvo" target="_blank">Karen DeSalvo</a>, MD, is still national coordinator &ndash; a fact that was in evidence Wednesday at the close of the American Medical Informatics Association&#39;s annual conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/desalvo-keeps-focus-ehrs-usability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors Electronic Health Records Interoperability Policy and Legislation Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:55:19 +0000 Neil Versel 86091 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Ebola treatment: Telemedicine can help http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/ebola-treatment-telemedicine-can-help <p>As Congress examines the U.S. public health system&rsquo;s response to Ebola this week, we need to take a look at laws and regulations that inhibit better treatment and increase protection for healthcare workers. Our existing rules and regulations around telemedicine are one such example.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/ebola-treatment-telemedicine-can-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Telehealth Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:52:28 +0000 Krista Drobac 86081 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Why your ICD-10 budget needs a checkup http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/why-your-icd-10-budget-needs-checkup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-external-story-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.icd10watch.com/blog/why-your-icd-10-budget-needs-a-checkup </div> </div> </div> ICD-10 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:32:40 +0000 Carl Natale 86071 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com PHRs aren't working: tips on fixing them http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/parsing-paradox-underused-phrs <p>Rather than just getting more cheerleading for a technology that has been disappointing for years, attendees at the <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/american-medical-informatics-association-amia" target="_blank">AMIA</a> annual conference on Tuesday heard a refreshingly frank assessment of the slow uptake of personal health records.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/portals-speak-patients-language" target="_blank">For portals, speak patients&#39; language</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/parsing-paradox-underused-phrs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange (HIE) Mobile/Wireless Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:26:13 +0000 Neil Versel 86066 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Paradigm shift coming for digital health http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/report-more-docs-embracing-ehealth <div> Digital healthcare is no longer a reality of the future. It&#39;s happening now. And, as the industry moves toward full digitization, previously resistant clinicians are slowly, but gradually, getting on board with embracing new digital technologies.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> At least that&#39;s according to a new report put out by the folks at PwC, who highlight a telling shift in clinicians&#39; attitudes toward digital technology, especially when it comes to connecting with patients.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/report-more-docs-embracing-ehealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Interoperability Mobile/Wireless Telehealth Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:13:48 +0000 Erin McCann 86061 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com