Health IT Pulse:

December, 2016

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December 30, 2016  4:38 PM

ONC launches health IT privacy policy challenge

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, ONC, privacy

ONC has launched a challenge for developers, designers and health data privacy experts to create an online model privacy notice generator for health IT products that will encourage transparency and help consumers make informed choices. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge awards prizes to the...

December 23, 2016  11:56 AM

ONC releases 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory updates

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released its 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory, which expands its focus on health research interoperability, after compiling roughly six months of


December 23, 2016  10:30 AM

Robotic process automation market expected to grow in healthcare

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Artificial intelligence, RPA

Robotic process automation (RPA), a software with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities that essentially automates other software, has already begun to make its way...

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December 15, 2016  11:41 AM

Patients want info in one place

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Interoperability, Surescripts

Health data and patients' electronic access to their own health information are real, personal issues, not just the stuff of health IT government and vendor debate. Some...


December 15, 2016  9:20 AM

IBM Watson enters cyber security arena to improve security in healthcare and other industries

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Cognitive computing, cybersecurity, IBM Watson

Cognitive computing may be the next big advance in health IT security. According to a recent study from the IBM Institute for Business Value, nearly 60% of security professionals say cognitive technologies will be crucial to


December 7, 2016  9:19 AM

The 21st Century Cures Act: Implications for Health IT

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
FDA, information blocking, Interoperability, precision medicine

The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 6, legislation that has some important implications for health IT including providing funding to


December 2, 2016  9:20 AM

RSNA 2016: to cloud or not to cloud

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, cloud, Pacs, RSNA, Storage and PACS, VNA

CHICAGO - Scott Seidelmann, founder and CEO of Candescent Health, a cloud medical imaging service vendor and sort of spin-off of cloud EHR vendor athenahealth, Inc., got off a plane and headed straight to the show floor of RSNA 2016. It was Tuesday, the second day of the


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