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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

December 8, 2017  5:09 PM

Oversight of mobile medical apps clarified in FDA draft guidance

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
FDA, mobile health

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new draft guidance clarifying its oversight of mobile medical apps. Furthermore, the agency will loosen its regulations for certain technologies it...


November 17, 2017  4:25 PM

Growth of telemedicine programs on healthcare executives’ radars

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
telehealth, Telemedicine

More senior healthcare executives are planning to grow or expand their telemedicine programs than three years ago, according to a survey by law firm Foley & Lardner. Of the 100 senior healthcare executives surveyed, 76% said their organization currently offers or plans to provide


October 27, 2017  5:01 PM

At Connected Health patient experience in healthcare is emphasized

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Data access, patient engagement

At this year's Connected Health Conference in Boston, one main focus was on the patient experience in healthcare. While all the technology that comes with 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 23, 2017  1:51 PM

Telehealth laws expanded, updated in nearly every state

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
telehealth, Telemedicine

Almost every state in the United States and the District of Columbia has updated their telehealth laws, not only expanding access to services but also clarifying how those services can be provided,


October 6, 2017  2:24 PM

VA telehealth proposal would expand care access for veterans

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
telehealth, Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing a new rule that would standardize telehealth for veterans. The VA telehealth rule would increase the availability of general clinical care, mental health and specialty services for...


September 28, 2017  11:30 AM

ONC updates Health IT Certification Program to support efficiency

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
certification, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently announced in a blog post two changes that will be made to the agency's Health IT Certification Program. According to the blog post, those two changes to the Health IT Certification Program are:


August 25, 2017  2:07 PM

EHR adoption rates increased with passage of HITECH Act

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
EHR adoption, HITECH Act

After the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, EHR adoption rates for eligible hospitals rose from 3.2% to 14.2% and EHR adoption rates for ineligible hospitals rose from just 0.1% to 3.3%, according to a report in the journal...


August 4, 2017  11:26 AM

President Trump and VA Secretary announce telehealth initiatives

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
telehealth, Veteran, Veterans Affairs

President Trump and Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, David Shulkin, M.D., announced telehealth initiatives that will help give access to 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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...


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