Health IT Pulse:

January, 2016


January 28, 2016  9:41 AM

Virtual reality: The next frontier for healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is a computer-simulated environment created with software that can recreate sensory experiences and is presented to the user so the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment. Already popular in...

January 27, 2016  3:30 PM

Health data exchange is alive, maybe even getting well, slowly  

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS

Health IT market research reports from KLAS Enterprises LLC are super influential. Using hard evidence gathered by KLAS researchers, they show clearly where segments of the market...


January 26, 2016  2:38 PM

Rural physicians keep pace with urban professionals in EHRs, meaningful use

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, meaningful use attestation, rural health care

Though they are often thought to possess fewer resources than their colleagues that practice in different geographic locations, physicians who are based in rural areas have kept up with...


January 21, 2016  9:52 AM

Artificial intelligence systems in healthcare in sight

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence in healthcare may be closer to becoming a reality than you think. AI market earned revenues in healthcare are estimated to reach $6,662.2 billion in 2021, according to


January 20, 2016  4:58 PM

FDA gets tougher on IoT medical device cybersecurity

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, FDA, Internet of Things, medical devices

Manufacturers and users of connected medical devices should take steps to ensure the cybersecurity of such devices, the FDA said in a new guidance document. The draft...


January 19, 2016  2:20 PM

More than 100 healthcare organizations commit to ACO model

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, medicare reimbursement, Medicare Shared Savings Program

American patients eager for proof that healthcare providers are invested in treating their conditions as thoroughly and accurately as possible should be encouraged by a recent...


January 14, 2016  4:37 PM

Fitbit account hack case a cautionary tale for wearables enthusiasts

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Wearable devices

Your Fitbit, or other wearable device, could be tracking more than just your health and wellness metrics.


January 14, 2016  9:28 AM

Digital health initiative launched in Massachusetts to create digital health hub

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Massachusetts is trying to get in on an approximately $32 billion market opportunity, according to Goldman Sachs. And that opportunity is the digital healthcare industry. Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty  Walsh, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, executives from...


January 12, 2016  11:22 AM

OCR issues reminder about patient health information access under HIPAA

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, OCR, PHI

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services is trying to change the perception of what HIPAA does for patients. HIPAA is commonly thought of as a rule that requires health organizations to secure patients'


January 7, 2016  9:43 AM

RecycleHealth: What to do with that unused wearable

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Wearable devices

Did you receive a wearable as a gift over the holidays? Turns out there's a good chance that, after about six months, you won't be using it anymore and it will end up in a drawer somewhere. In fact, a


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