Health IT Pulse:

March, 2016


March 31, 2016  8:16 AM

3D printing continues to grow in healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

3D printing continues to gain momentum in the healthcare space. SearchHealthIT heard at

March 30, 2016  3:58 PM

Telemedicine gaining acceptance

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ATA, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Telemedicine is moving steadily from the margins of healthcare to the mainstream, according to a new industry survey. Nearly two-thirds of the 390 clinicians and healthcare executives who participated in the


March 29, 2016  3:20 PM

Group submits proposal for changing weight of meaningful use objectives

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHA, CMS, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Though the criteria and focus of the meaningful use program have changed on multiple occasions since...


March 25, 2016  3:36 PM

HIPAA audits and their discontents

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA, HIPAA compliance audits, OCR

Now that it appears the long-awaited HIPAA audits of healthcare organizations and their business associates are actually starting, it's worth noting that not everyone is thrilled about the prospect. Indeed, one consultant told me that a lot of IT folks at provider organizations were in a state...


March 24, 2016  1:32 PM

Patients may have more faith in mHealth apps than doctors

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Patients may have more trust in their mobile device and mHealth application than their doctors, a blog post...


March 22, 2016  2:15 PM

NIH, ONC pilot to build on Precision Medicine Initiative

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FHIR, Genomes, HL7, ONC, precision medicine

Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to


March 16, 2016  1:01 PM

Healthcare groups call for 90-day meaningful use reporting period

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CHIME, CMS, Meaningful use

In a familiar refrain, a coalition of 34 healthcare organizations -- including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) -- has called on CMS to "act...


March 16, 2016  11:27 AM

Online access to personal health records is important to patient engagement

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Patients want to be able to access their personal health information more easily and therefore have a more active role in their healthcare. That finding was the key point in a survey by CDW Healthcare, a...


March 15, 2016  3:56 PM

ONC contracts Accenture subsidiary to make patient-generated health data framework

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ONC, Wearable devices, wellness

Healthcare providers overwhelmed by the amount of data recorded by the wearable and mobile health devices of their patient populations can take some comfort in knowing that it won't be...


March 10, 2016  9:37 AM

Box’s new image sharing system has been FDA-approved

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Box, cloud

Box, the online file sharing and content management services company that has mainly been involved with back-office workflow,  announced at HIMSS 2016 that it is offering a new, FDA-cleared


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