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Erin McCann | November 20, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
A report from the Office of Inspector General outlines the top challenges faced by the Department of Health and Human Services in FY 2014. Among them: meaningful use and interoperability. OIG also highlighted several area HHS continues to struggle with... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 20, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation
Earlier this month, we reported how healthcare is increasingly embracing a new C-suite position: chief data officer. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is getting in on the act, with the appointment of its first CDO, Niall Brennan. More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 20, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In case anyone was still wondering about a leadership vacuum at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Karen DeSalvo, MD, is still national coordinator -- a fact that was in evidence Wednesday at the close of the American... More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 19, 2014 | 11:26 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Mobile/Wireless
Rather than just getting more cheerleading for a technology that has been disappointing for years, attendees at the AMIA annual conference on Tuesday heard a refreshingly frank assessment of the slow uptake of personal health records. More
Erin McCann | November 19, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Interoperability
Digital healthcare is no longer a reality of the future. It'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. More
Kaiser Health News | November 19, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Jay Radcliffe breaks into medical devices for a living, testing for vulnerabilities as a security researcher. He's also a diabetic and gives himself insulin injections instead of relying on an automated insulin pump, which he says could be hacked. More
Diana Manos | November 18, 2014 | 01:11 PM | Mobile/Wireless
"mHealth apps and wearables will play an important part in personalizing healthcare and improving health outcomes through information transparency and engaged patients,” says MediSafe chief executive Omri Shor. More
Diana Manos | November 18, 2014 | 01:08 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
As Walgreens' vice president of digital health, Adam Pellegrini and his team have managed to mix wearables, gamification and evidence-based medicine in such a way as to provide a successful, seamless, holistic approach to health for customers. More
Diana Manos | November 18, 2014 | 01:06 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Over the past two years, as many as 3,000 mHealth projects have been launched worldwide, with only 10 of those being scaled to anything resembling a global presence. A new collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the mHealth... More
Tom Sullivan | November 18, 2014 | 01:04 PM | Mobile/Wireless
As Penn Medicine enters the home stretch of formulating its bring-your-own-device policy, Associate CIO of Technology and Infrastructure John Donohue discusses the finer points of crafting smart BYOD rules, from addressing governance up-front to getting early... More
Eric Wicklund | November 18, 2014 | 01:00 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Seniors represent one of America's largest and fastest growing populations, and one that will continue to strain the nation's healthcare resources. Consequently, this represents the biggest opportunity for mHealth, which would conceivably connect... More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 18, 2014 | 11:15 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
At the American Medical Informatics Association's annual symposium today, developers and backers of public application programming interfaces talked about how the standard could speed interoperability with add-on apps to enterprise EHRs, and help make... More