Health IT Pulse:

December, 2015


December 30, 2015  6:05 PM

Kvedar brand enters book channel

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Connected Health, Internet of Things, mHealth, Telemedicine

Joseph Kvedar, M.D., vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, has taken his “Internet of Healthy Things” theme from Partners’

December 29, 2015  4:35 PM

National Science Foundation-funded project intends to solidify mHealth security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health care data breach, Healthcare apps, mHealth, mHealth applications, Mobile security

Security uncertainties surrounding mobile devices and applications are a primary reason preventing mobile health (mHealth) from becoming a larger part of patient monitoring. A project funded by the National Science Foundation plans to improve overall mHealth security by assessing the data...


December 23, 2015  2:52 PM

Amid holiday cheer, OCR issues warnings in form of resolution agreements

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA, HIPAA security rule, OCR

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA-enforcing arm, OCR (Office for Civil Rights), has bestowed a few early Christmas presents on healthcare providers and their business...


December 23, 2015  2:13 PM

Two predictions for 2016 from a health IT reporter

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
3D Printing, cloud

Being a health IT reporter, you start to notice when certain technologies are being picked up by hospitals and other healthcare organizations more and more. I'm sure my colleague Shaun Sutner, the news and features writer for our site...


December 22, 2015  12:51 PM

Text messaging in healthcare study delivers decisive results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
PHI, Text messaging

Text messaging in healthcare can be more than an administrative function and serve a greater purpose than being a new way to deliver appointment reminders to patients. Texting can nudge people to get on their feet and be more active, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart...


December 17, 2015  3:10 PM

Bitglass report: Cloud adoption on the rise in healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

The healthcare world has been wary of the cloud for a while now, citing possible HIPAA violation as the main concern and reason for not adopting the cloud. But according to a


December 16, 2015  5:40 PM

HIE on the rise, new government study shows

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHRQ, HIE

Health information exchange (HIE) has accelerated, particularly in hospitals, according to


December 15, 2015  3:03 PM

Data breaches and shaky future of meaningful use on DirectTrust’s 2016 prediction list

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health data exchange, health data security, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 3

Many of this year's most-discussed health IT topics will figure prominently in next year's healthcare technology landscape, though some of those conversations will take on a new tone.

The third stage of the meaningful use program may be stalled or cancelled in 2016, according to...


December 10, 2015  4:54 PM

3D printing becoming prevalent in healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
3D Printing, Healthcare

If you're a health IT professional and you're not looking into 3D printers, you might want to start now. Some hospitals have already got a jump on this not-so-new technology...


December 10, 2015  12:14 PM

Health plans moving quickly to value-based payments

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACO, medicaid, Medicare payments, Wearable devices

Health insurance payers are accelerating their move to value-based payments at a remarkable rate, according to a


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