This week's top stories include Biden announcing health-related appointees and nominees, including appointing Jeffrey Zients as head of the White House's COVID-19 response team and Micky Tripathi as head of National Coordinator for Health IT.
Best Buy Health VP Sarah Jones makes predictions about telehealth, senior care and the regulatory space in 2021.
Healthcare providers are still facing hurdles when it comes to connecting with patients, says Jim Rogers, president of HealthConnect Networks and Mission Broadband.
Health Catalyst Chief Data Scientist Jason Jones says augmented intelligence, not artificial intelligence, is especially important when building predictive models that improve, not drive, health disparities.
Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, says big data is going to be transformative, as ONC and CMS rules move healthcare from a gated interaction to digitally transparent clinical care.
Social determinants of health analytics services provide data that EHRs don't capture, not only benefiting patients, but also payers, researchers and providers, says Tim Suther, SVP of data solutions at Change Healthcare.
Skip Newberry, president and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon, points to early implementations of smart homes to address the social determinants of health and the barriers they faced.
During this webinar, healthcare leaders compare the public health response strategies of two very different health systems in Europe.
The global consortium for eHealth interoperability and the digital health indicators are just two success stories that HIMSS has introduced in 2020 with the aim of improving healthcare, says HIMSS President and CEO Hal Wolf.
"Aging is not a problem to be solved," claims activist and "This Chair Rocks" author Ashton Applewhite, who discusses the complex realities of aging, ageism, ableism and health – and describes how technology should be designed for seniors.