By Erin McCann 11:05 am January 20, 2015
More and more patients are clamoring for their docs to go digital, but too many physicians are still dragging their feet.
By Tom Sullivan 08:04 am January 20, 2015
Is a platform for the entire healthcare industry a viable solution to interoperability challenges? Two early-stage companies say their new technologies are up to the task.
Venture funding for healthcare IT is at an all-time high.
By Bernie Monegain 09:10 am January 19, 2015
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled in 2014, coming in at $4.7 billion in 670 deals, according to Mercom Capital Group.
By Eric Wicklund 10:57 am January 16, 2015
A strike of some 3,300 Kaiser Permanente employees over one department's understaffing issues may be giving telehealth services a huge, unintended boost.
By Mike Miliard 09:44 am January 14, 2015
Improving the health of populations is a challenging goal -- but one that could have some far-reaching positive impacts. Untangling issues around interoperability and data liquidity -- whether it's EHR vendors who don't play ball or privacy laws that hamstring well-meaning pop health initiatives -- will be key to making it happen.
Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere Systems CEO partners with BT on hosted model.
By Bernie Monegain 11:05 am January 13, 2015
Medsphere Systems and BT have agreed to jointly promote Medsphere's OpenVista EHR under a software-as-a-service. The goal, executives from both companies say, is to relieve hospitals of the many costly and burdensome IT responsibilities. It's also an indicator that proprietary models may be losing favor, they add.
By Erin McCann 10:59 am January 09, 2015
Licensed providers in one Mid-Atlantic state will now be able to reimburse for telemedicine services from private insurers, joining 21 other states that have made the move thus far.

Tom Delbanco, MD

By Mike Miliard 10:35 am January 08, 2015
OpenNotes launched in 2010 as a here-goes-nothing pilot program at three select providers. Since then, despite some initial physician resistance, the number of patients with easy electronic access to their doctors' notes has grown 250-fold. Now comes the real goal, says OpenNotes co-director Tom Delbanco, MD: making that transparency "the...
By Erin McCann 11:25 am December 30, 2014
2014 was a busy year for healthcare but among all the changes, there were five big trends that set themselves apart according to a list compiled by market research firm Kalorama Information.
Naomi Fried
By Eric Wicklund 09:53 am December 16, 2014
In a recent interview with mHealth News, Naomi Fried, formerly chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital, discusses how to get the most from data.

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