Health IT Pulse:

September, 2016

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September 30, 2016  1:03 PM

Cancer research panel calls for National Cancer Data Ecosystem

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cancer, Data sharing

The Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel has called for a national infrastructure that will allow researchers, clinicians and patients to collaborate in sharing their data and knowledge about cancer. The panel proposes developing a National Cancer Data Ecosystem that enables cancer research...

September 28, 2016  2:09 PM

Like it or not, blockchain is coming to health IT

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Blockchain

Get used to it. Blockchain is invading health IT. And it's moving fast. Sure, while blockchain's encrypted distributed ledger technology has already made big inroads in the finance sector, in healthcare blockchain still is in its...


September 22, 2016  9:15 AM

ONC: More hospitals than ever making information available to patients electronically

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, health data exchange, ONC

Efforts to make health information available to patients are paying off, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.


September 16, 2016  3:57 PM

HHS awards over $87 million to encourage adoption of health IT

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, hhs, Meaningful use

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding over $87 million in funding to more than 1,300 health centers in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to support health IT enhancements. Ultimately, the purpose of this funding is...


September 15, 2016  8:29 AM

Mayo Clinic study: EHRs may cause physician burnout

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR

When the government mandated that healthcare organizations adopt EHRs seven years ago via meaningful use, the promise was that EHRs would


September 9, 2016  1:16 PM

Telemedicine as effective as in-person visits for children with asthma

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Telemedicine

Telemedicine can be a viable alternative to in-person visits for children with asthma, according to a new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The study found that telemedicine visits were "noninferior" to in-person visits and children who chose...


September 7, 2016  12:35 PM

To delay MACRA or not is the question

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, hhs, MIPS

Eight high-ranking congressmen are calling on federal healthcare officials to consider "flexibilities" in administering the new MACRA healthcare law, particularly as it applies...


September 1, 2016  9:36 AM

ONC Blockchain Challenge winners show health IT uses

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Blockchain, nist, ONC, PHI, precision medicine

A wide range of possible use cases for blockchain in healthcare are revealed in 15 papers chosen by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as the...


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