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Pew ONC
By Jessica Davis 09:03 am January 10, 2018
The nonprofit is asking Health IT to define the elements used in application programming interfaces and consider adding information from medical devices, genomic data and social determinants.
HHS nominee Alex Azar

HHS nominee Alex Azar at the Senate Finance Committee meeting Tuesday. Credit: C-span

By Susan Morse 04:17 pm January 09, 2018
The former Eli Lilly CEO also told the Senate Finance Committee affordability and the opioid epidemic round out his top four priorities.
Meditech partners with Arcadia

The new partnership will incorporate Arcadia's data into clinical delivery workflows within Meditech's Web EHR. Credit: Meditech

By Mike Miliard 03:59 pm January 09, 2018
Incorporating new data streams into the cloud-based electronic health record will help hospitals with population health and value-based reimbursement, officials say.
EHR satisfaction
By Jessica Davis 03:34 pm January 09, 2018
The biggest EHR winner in a new report gauging the majority of satisfied physicians was Practice Fusion – recently acquired by Allscripts – which operates almost exclusively in the ambulatory space.
telehealth vendors

Several telehealth vendors are expanding their services in 2018. Credit: InTouch Health

By Bill Siwicki 03:06 pm January 09, 2018
WeCounsel to rebrand as a multispecialty, InTouch Health patients can initiate consults from home and Teladoc releases a new single, patient-centered point of access app.
Healthcare investments
By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:19 pm January 09, 2018
Biotechnology was by far the most invested-in group, with $13.8 billion in investments, and Oncology specialty is the biggest draw, AngelMD report shows.
Medicaid payment errors
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm January 09, 2018
While the number of states contributing data was up from 18 to 49, challenges hindered CMS’ ability to effectively manage the program.
women at CES

Gary Shapiro was Tuesday morning's opening speaker at CES. Credit: Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 12:19 pm January 09, 2018
The speaker lineup at this week’s gigantic Consumer Electronics Show has already drawn criticism for its male roster - as has the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Even when patients know it might not be best for their health goals to eat another slice of chocolate cake, it doesn’t mean they will act in their best interest.

By Laura Lovett 11:14 am January 09, 2018
Penn Medicine’s David Asch, MD, believes there are good examples in the retail market that can be applied to healthcare. He'll be sharing his ideas at HIMSS18 connected Health event in Las Vegas.
Digital and Personal Connected Health Conference
By Dave Muoio 10:54 am January 09, 2018
Unobtrusive monitoring of patients can make data management more efficient and useful.

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