Health IT Pulse:

September, 2015


September 30, 2015  3:44 PM

Survey: Technology in healthcare not yet meeting patients’ expectations

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Electronic Medical Record, personal health records

A recent survey by Surescripts -- a health information network provider -- found that 29% of Americans, close to 70 million individuals, still fax or physically transport their test results, X-rays or health records from...

September 29, 2015  1:55 PM

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to make cost and quality info available in huge new database

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
healthcare costs, patient data, population health management, price transparency

Consumers eager to review cost and healthcare quality data before making a care decision are in luck. If they are covered under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) umbrella, that is. All 36 BCBS companies pledged to pool their cost and healthcare quality data to


September 24, 2015  3:06 PM

AHIMA conference attendees stand at brink of ICD-10 transition

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, IBM Watson, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 readiness

It seems almost uncanny how the health IT conference most associated with ICD-10 and all things medical coding is being held this year literally on the eve of the historic


September 23, 2015  10:11 AM

Health IT figures into NIH’s plan for national precision medicine research group

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

The National Institutes of Health's Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) recently detailed a framework in a report for building a national research group of one million or more Americans to expand the...


September 22, 2015  1:05 PM

A fraction of mobile health apps control download market

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Healthcare apps, mHealth, mHealth applications, mobile apps, mobile health, mobile health technologies

New mobile health apps face a challenge in gaining recognition and adoption in the mHealth app market, where a miniscule fraction of the apps have nearly 50% of the market. There are more than 165,000 consumer mobile health apps, according to research from healthcare technology


September 17, 2015  3:36 PM

$750,000 settlement points to the need for strong HIPAA policies

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
HIPAA, HIPAA audits, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach, HIPAA enforcement, HIPAA healthcare data

Many have talked about how HIPAA audits have yet to materialize. But for some providers, HIPAA-related investigations are very much a reality. Take...


September 17, 2015  12:54 PM

CHIME announces changes at corporate and board levels

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, CHIME

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the leading organization for health IT CIOs, has been going through changes. First some background.


September 15, 2015  1:42 PM

Providers can pass problems with health IT products, information blocking to ONC

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR usability, health IT usability, HIE, information blocking, ONC, ONC-ACTB

If customer satisfaction and retention weren't reasons enough, health IT vendors now have more motivation to quickly and thoroughly respond to complaints about their health IT products. Healthcare providers can appeal to ONC if they feel vendors don't acknowledge and assist them with system...


September 11, 2015  11:23 AM

HIMSS asks Congress to push HIE standards, cybersecurity and telemedicine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT standards, HIE, HIE implementation, HIMSS, Interoperability, ONC, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Count the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) among the groups that say federal healthcare agencies can do more to promote the use of health IT. Specifically, 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 10, 2015  12:42 PM

Boston Globe: When treating cancer, precision medicine is not always so precise

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

The idea of precision medicine is a simple one: Customized treatments for individual patients based on historical data. In some cases, advances in delivering precision medicine to patients have already been made. Take John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, for example....


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