Health IT Pulse:

March, 2014

March 26, 2014  1:43 PM

FDA must be clearer with rules on mobile medical applications

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, medical device regulation, medical devices, mobile apps

A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators pressed FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to share the FDA's regulatory plans with the public to avoid consumer, vendor and healthcare practitioner confusion. The group also cautioned the FDA against overly-aggressive regulations.

March 20, 2014  1:03 PM

Patients worry over privacy, ownership of personal health data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient data privacy, personal health records, quantified self, self-tracking

While the "quantified self" movement is widely written about, who is quantifying what patients actually care about? Three new studies shed light on this trend. Three-quarters of patients believe they should own their personal health data, including that which is self-tracked or captured by...

March 12, 2014  11:40 AM

ONC asks for $14 million health IT budget increase for 2015

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDASIA, health IT budget, Karen DeSalvo, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's budget request for 2015 is $14.3 million more than the enacted budget for 2014. The 2015 health IT budget request comes in at $74.7 million...

March 6, 2014  1:56 PM

Physicians capturing data with mobile devices, finds HIMSS analytics

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
BYOD, HIMSS 2014, HIMSS Analytics, mHealth

Three research reports confirm that clinician and patient mobility -- and the technology that serves them -- will be a focus of investment for the next several years. According to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Survey, more than a third of physicians (36%) use mobile devices to record patient...

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