Health IT Pulse:

October, 2015

October 28, 2015  4:00 PM

‘Personal health IT’ devices among top IoT uses

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
health IT innovation, wellness

When the Harvard Business Review (HBR) checks in on a business or social phenomenon, it’s usually instructive to take notice. In this instance, the...

October 28, 2015  12:52 PM

New study indicates online health tools may contribute to health disparities

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

E-health interventions may be widening health disparities rather than shrinking them. That's what a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society...

October 27, 2015  12:01 PM

Providers doubt other providers’ willingness to share clinical information

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS, ONC

As the healthcare industry labors to achieve better interoperability, some providers are pointing fingers at their peers. Nearly every healthcare provider says it's willing to share clinical information with other providers, but noticeably fewer providers believe the reverse holds true. Nearly...

October 23, 2015  3:27 PM

Health data startup gets unusual attention

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
consumer health IT, ONC, patient data privacy

It seems like health IT is in a perpetual, super-charged cycle of announcements, unveilings and acquisitions ranging from the recent Salesforce foray into healthcare, for example,...

October 22, 2015  3:39 PM

The possible downside of data sharing in healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Many in healthcare agree that big data, data analytics and data sharing in healthcare are important. In fact, many are greatly investing in these areas. For example, Marc Probst, CIO at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, said his organization is

October 20, 2015  1:21 PM

Group’s letter challenges ONC’s timeline for nationwide interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AAFP, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Meaningful use, ONC

Healthcare professionals and groups noticed the signs that the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is shifting its focus from the meaningful use program to health data interoperability. Now, many of those groups are questioning why ONC designated 2024 as the year by which...

October 14, 2015  3:38 PM

ICD-10 transition not quite Y2K yet

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-9

Disaster has not yet ensued since the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1. While there have been pockets of discontent, reports from the medical coding front have been largely positive...

October 13, 2015  1:21 PM

Remote care for veterans across states the objective of new telemedicine bill

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
american telemedicine association, Telemedicine, telemedicine services, VA

Two U.S. senators introduced a bill into Congress that could simplify and expand the practice of telemedicine for the benefit of American veterans. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mazie Hirono (D- Hawaii) and eight other senators

October 12, 2015  2:54 PM

ONC chief speaks, may depart soon

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, ONC

When Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, elaborated last week about the

October 8, 2015  3:35 PM

Public health leader: Sacrifice efficiency to improve measurements of population health

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
population health management

In order to not only truly achieve population health but also accurately measure its success, it may mean sacrificing some efficiency. At least, that's what

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