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Hillary Clinton telehealth

Hillary Clinton promised to adjust payment systems to reimburse doctors and hospitals for telepyschiatry and other telemedicine services. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am August 30, 2016
Clinton promises to adjust payment systems for telepsychiatry and other services, increase funding for research into brain science and PTSD, and to study suicide prevention.
By Jessica Davis 10:49 am August 30, 2016
The cost of cybercrime around the globe will exceed $6 trillion annually by 2021 – more than double the annual cybercrime costs of 2015, according to a recent Cybersecurity Ventures report, sponsored by security firm Herjavec Group.
By Jack McCarthy 10:19 am August 30, 2016
A theory emerges that the investment and cybersecurity research firms withheld information from St. Jude to short-sell stocks and profit from the bad news about the security of its pacemakers and heart devices. 
ONC blockchain winners

Vindell Washington, MD, the National Coordinator for Health IT, said that the contest shows the potential for innovative ways to use Blockchain in healthcare. 

By Bill Siwicki 05:08 pm August 29, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT said that the winners offer new uses for Blockchain digital technology to protect and exchange electronic health data in a secure fashion.
AMA geospatial mapping
By Bill Siwicki 03:58 pm August 29, 2016
The Population Health Explorer can show hospital executives and physicians where specific healthcare services are needed most.
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm August 29, 2016
Cloud-based IT developer athenahealth announced Aug. 29 that it has acquired the care coordination platform Patient IO to expand the company's focus on patient-centered care.

Intermountain Chief Quality Officer Brent James, MD

By Bernie Monegain 11:22 am August 29, 2016
An Intermountain Healthcare study conducted at 27 team-based medical practices and 75 traditional practices revealed that delivering integrated mental and physical healthcare in team-based primary care settings yields better results for patients and also reduces the rates healthcare utilization and lowers cost.
Trump doctor HIPAA

Harold Bornstein, MD, who has been Donald Trump’s doctor for 35 years, and his wife Melissa, who works in Bornstein’s office. Photo courtesy of Harold Bornstein.

By Mike Miliard 11:16 am August 29, 2016
Donald Trump's personal physician, Harold Bornstein, MD, attracted notice this past week for his letter touting the candidate's "astonishingly excellent" physical condition and claiming Trump  would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." He's also gained attention for the fact that his...
By Jessica Davis 11:09 am August 29, 2016
Long Beach, California-based SCAN Health Plan reported its contact sheets' system had been breached by an unauthorized party, which exposed the data from its 107,000 members and some non-plan members who provided their personal information to its sales team.
Physicians CAPP health IT

CAPP chairman Robert Pearl, MD, said that the health of our nation must be a top priority for either political party and modern technologies can enable that, but patients are not yet enjoying these benefits. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am August 29, 2016
The top three things every candidate, from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to those seeking seats in the House and Senate, must know as they run for office, according to the Council of Accountable Physician Practices. 

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