Health IT Pulse:

August, 2015


August 27, 2015  9:38 AM

Survey results show concern among consumers about privacy with wearables and mobile apps

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

In 2014, there were an estimated 21 million wearable tech devices sold worldwide, according to a survey by Healthline, a health IT publishing and marketing...

August 26, 2015  9:45 AM

President’s precision medicine initiative looking for fresh tech ideas

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
precision medicine

While opinions differ, to say the least, on President Obama’s healthcare policy, his precision medicine initiative (PMI) has drawn praise. But up to now there have not yet been many concrete results to come out of the initiative other...


August 25, 2015  2:01 PM

Finances, not codes, worry Texas physicians as they jump from ICD-9 to ICD-10

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness

The increase in the amount codes is an often-discussed topic when healthcare professionals weigh in on the move from ICD-9 to ICD-10, but a new survey found that 30% of Texas...


August 20, 2015  1:51 PM

Survey: Data integration challenges costing healthcare agencies billions

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Due to system and integration challenges, many IT executives and program managers working with healthcare and other social service benefits -- 44% to be exact -- are unable to use all...


August 19, 2015  11:48 AM

Survey: 57% of docs are open to patient consults via telehealth

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
telehealth, Telemedicine

Doctors are getting hip to telehealth. Well, at least that’s what a recent survey by


August 18, 2015  1:26 PM

Providers see employees as causes of healthcare data breaches

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach, Interoperability, ONC

Healthcare providers fear unseen enemies will compromise the safety of patients' protected health information, but their biggest worry is something they can't operate without: their employees. More than three-quarters of respondents to 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 13, 2015  1:18 PM

Healthcare analytics market expected to more than double in five years

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

The expansion of the healthcare analytics market reflects the variety of available technologies that can meet organizations' needs. Healthcare organizations are beginning to realize the value powerful analytics tools can offer; such as improving patient care,


August 12, 2015  3:47 PM

Live hacking an infusion pump

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Health IT, medical devices

As the Internet of Things (IoT) penetrates healthcare at a fast clip, concern is mounting across the health IT world about the


August 11, 2015  10:25 AM

Flex-IT 2: Another crack at changing meaningful use reporting requirements

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR incentive program, Flex-IT 2, Interoperability, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation, meaningul use hardship exceptions

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) influenced some change in her previous attempt to make things simpler for providers trying to keep up with meaningful use reporting requirements. So she's trying again. H.R. 3309, the Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing Interoperability Act -- or...


August 6, 2015  3:59 PM

You can find every ICD-10 code on Twitter

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Twitter is good for many things. If you're like me, it's good for getting your content out there and for connecting with experts in health IT. If you're like @EveryICD10, it's good for publishing every single


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