Telehealth

VA open FHIR API project discussion at HL7 event
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 19, 2018
Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.
How a Michigan provider used teleradiology to boost productivity and slash costs

The Exa radiology and teleradiology platform from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:26 pm June 14, 2018
At Radiology Imaging Solutions, the cost per study has been cut by more than 70 percent, productivity has increased by 400 percent, and report turnaround time has decreased by more than 50 percent thanks to health IT.
Investment firm KKR to take Envision Healthcare private in a $5.5M deal

Emergency department services are among the assets acquired by KKR. 

By Bernie Monegain 12:20 pm June 11, 2018
The acquisition of the company, which offers emergency department, anesthesiology, radiology and teleradiology and hospitalist services, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.
hospital tech attractive for Mergers and Acquisitions
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:31 pm June 07, 2018
Interest in potentially disruptive technologies abound in the active M&A realm but so do security concerns and dissatisfaction.
FCC Chairman Pai calls for raising rural healthcare budget to $571 million

Ajit Pai testifies at the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the FCC's budget in May. Credit: Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am June 07, 2018
Ajit Pai seeks immediate action to ramp up the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program, which advances telehealth, for the first time since it started in 1997.
HIMSS names Steve Wretling as new Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
By Mike Miliard 10:08 am June 06, 2018
The former global CTO for DaVita is the third recent big hire for HIMSS, joining a new chief clinical officer and executive VP of international.
UPMC remote patient monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm May 24, 2018
Its clinical use of remote monitoring is focused on congestive heart failure, advanced illness care, tobacco treatment services and inflammatory bowel diseases.
senate gives veterans affairs $5.2 billion to expand private care
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am May 24, 2018
Passing with a 92-5 vote, the legislation also will mandate the agency participate in national PDMP data sharing network.

From left: Lisa Schmitz Mazur and Bernadette Broccolo.

By Jessica Davis 03:45 pm May 22, 2018
As the healthcare sector continues to shift into value-based care and consumers become more involved in the care process, telemedicine and big data will continue to hold a crucial role in advancing patient care.
nurse burnout
By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm May 22, 2018
Health IT can often contribute to frustrations, but smart and well-designed technology can offload work, streamline processes and generally make nurses' lives easier.

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