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February 28, 2018  1:51 PM

AAFP recommends steps to reduce health IT regulations

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
EHRs, Health IT, HIMSS

The American Academy of Family Physicians has recommended steps to relieve the burden of health IT regulations on physicians. In a letter to CMS administrator Seema Verma and ONC national coordinator

August 17, 2017  3:15 PM

U.S. GAO appoints new members to HIT Advisory Committee

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Health IT

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently appointed 15 new health IT experts to the also new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, a press...


June 30, 2017  1:31 PM

HHS to award $195 million for health IT use in opioid treatment

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

The Department of Health and Human Services will award $195 million to community health centers to expand substance abuse and mental health services that focus on awareness, prevention and opioid treatment in the U.S. The award will help health centers leverage health IT and training to support the...


February 24, 2017  3:48 PM

Gaining a new appreciation for health IT at the 2017 HIMSS conference

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Artificial intelligence, Health IT, HIMSS

Attending the 2017 HIMSS conference -- my very first foray into the largest annual health IT gathering -- was daunting, to say the least. Navigating the massive Orange County Convention Center and adjoining Hyatt Regency, hundreds of exhibitor booths, as well as juggling interviews and social...


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...


November 11, 2016  1:01 PM

ONC health IT report: EHR use up, but work remains

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, HIPAA, information blocking, Interoperability, ONC

The 2016 annual report from Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology found that the use of EHR technology has dramatically increased in the past eight years. The report stated that 96% of hospitals and 78% of physician offices used certified EHRs in 2015. This is a...


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...


January 6, 2016  3:48 PM

HIMSS salary survey reveals impressive numbers

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Health IT, HIMSS

The bucks aren't bad in health IT. That's the overall thrust of the recently released Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)


August 12, 2015  3:47 PM

Live hacking an infusion pump

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Health IT, medical devices

As the Internet of Things (IoT) penetrates healthcare at a fast clip, concern is mounting across the health IT world about the


May 13, 2015  1:43 PM

Healthcare CIOs must treat IT as a business

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Health IT, health reform, healthcare CIOs

CIOs must be able to clearly communicate and demonstrate the business value of the IT services they provide, Barry Runyon, research VP at Gartner Inc. who focuses on healthcare provider research, wrote in a report. He...


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