Jessica Davis is Senior Editor for Healthcare IT News, exclusively covering cybersecurity and government policy. She writes the bi-weekly HITN Cybersecurity Checkup and is lead editor for Women in Health IT.
By Jessica Davis 11:01 am November 18, 2015
As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems and have adopted remote patient monitoring and analytics into their care processes, but there's a long journey ahead before many get their strategies down.
By Jessica Davis 07:00 am November 18, 2015
The overwhelming majority of physicians surveyed cite administrative issues and a lack of billing services to address the need for reimbursement tools as a major detraction.
By Jessica Davis 10:38 am November 17, 2015
Nine out of 10 physicians would use telehealth if they were properly reimbursed, according to a new survey conducted by Anthem and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
By Jessica Davis 10:16 am November 16, 2015
Geisinger Health System made waves this past week by announcing it will offer refunds for 'dissatisfied' surgery patients. Chanin Wendling, Geisinger's director of eHealth, talks about the technology underpinning the project and the population health strategy behind it.
By Jessica Davis 04:37 am November 13, 2015
It's not just hospitals. Or even payers. Some 392 million health records have been accessed in 1,931 PHI breaches across a staggering 90 percent of industries, according to preliminary findings from a new Verizon report.
By Jessica Davis 05:17 am November 12, 2015
In a novel initiative, Geisinger Health System is launching a refund program for patients not met with "kindness and compassion," President and CEO David T. Feinberg, MD, announced this week.
By Jessica Davis 03:27 pm November 10, 2015
The largest U.S. drugstore chain and telehealth provider MDLive are expanding their virtual care collaboration to 20 more states, bringing the total to 25. Walgreens also just unveiled a new app that rewards daily wellness measurements.
By Jessica Davis 10:46 am November 10, 2015
Aledade, the ACO-focused startup launched by Farzad Mostashari, MD, announced Monday that Erica Galvez, former interoperability portfolio manager at ONC, will become the company's director of health information exchange.
By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm November 09, 2015
The Wright Center, in northeastern Pennsylvania, has been named a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient, recognized for its outstanding achievement in health information technology to improve patient outcomes.
By Jessica Davis 11:01 am November 09, 2015
Consumers want health apps to do more for their lives, to "more accurately communicate and monitor their health." But product sophistication and an accurate understanding of consumer profiles limit capability.
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