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By Jack McCarthy 09:28 am July 29, 2016
A new study found that patients of all ages, with Baby Boomers leading the charge, are interested in accessing medical records online and tapping into portals to book appointment, pay bills, and refill prescriptions. 
ONC Interoperability IXTF

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By Jack McCarthy 03:13 pm July 28, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT advisory group, IXTF, put forth suggestions spanning government policy, technology, and public-private collaborations to improve health data sharing. 
DNC Obama Kaine Hillary

President Barack Obama said at the Democratic National Convention he is ready to pass the baton to Hillary Clinton. 

By Tom Sullivan 01:07 pm July 28, 2016
Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would build on the Affordable Care Act, preserve Roe v. Wade, ensure paid family medical leave and more if elected in November. 
Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine telehealth ACA

Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine expanded Medicaid in Virginia under the Affordable Care Act and instituted telehealth programs to improve care in rural areas.

By Jessica Davis 11:25 am July 28, 2016
The Virginia Senator has helped to increase healthcare access throughout Virginia via telehealth initiatives and Medicaid expansion.
By Bernie Monegain 11:09 am July 28, 2016
Despite what appear to be common industry fears about new electronic health records having adverse effects on care delivery, Harvard’s School of Public Health officials said recent research should be encouraging to doctors.
IBM Weather Company Zika

The technology giant also intends to help Brazil’s public health department host a hackathon via IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform so developers can create health apps. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:58 am July 28, 2016
The tech giant said it is making its virtual crowdsourced supercomputing platform, the World Community Grid, to researchers in the U.S. and Brazil for the OpenZika project. 
Health IT gender pay gap wider

HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith said that gender equity is possible but much work remains. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:29 am July 28, 2016
HIMSS longitudinal salary assessment finds women’s share of health IT salaries for comparable jobs is smaller than it was in 2006.
EHR extinguish HIE
By Jack McCarthy 07:12 am July 28, 2016
With the number of health information exchanges declining since 2012, and EHR makers creating their own exchanges, the latter might just be a more effective way to share patient data. 
HCA Illini Community robots Skype

PeaceHealth is among the hospital networks using emerging technologies to reach patients in new ways.

By Larry McClain 07:08 am July 28, 2016
Other hospitals including PeaceHealth in the Pacific Northwest are also finding video consults can also open doors to other services to the benefit of patients and healthcare providers. 
By Jeff Lagasse 02:39 pm July 27, 2016
Funding for emerging companies is on the rise across all sectors so far in 2016. 

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