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December 18, 2017
The FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality could hurt telemedicine providers and consumers and limit the ability of some healthcare systems to exchange data-intensive medical images.
December 01, 2017
For ONC, the top healthcare IT issues that need to be addressed by the industry are interoperability and EHR usability. The national coordinator lays out three influencing factors.
October 05, 2017
Health IT vendors and healthcare providers and insurance payers gathered at Chilmark Research's Convergence 2017 conference to discuss payer-provider partnerships and other deals.
September 21, 2017
Among keynoters at Chilmark Research conference on payer-provider convergence is veteran health IT exec John Glaser -- Cerner population health senior VP and former Siemens CEO.
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ONC deputy coordinator highlights healthcare goals -- including improving cybersecurity and lowering barriers to interoperability -- that should be top of mind for CIOs in 2018. Continue Reading
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The CMS Final Rule details emergency response and business continuity regulations for healthcare. Noncompliance could result in the loss of Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Continue Reading
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Many healthcare professionals are turning to third-party applications, the use of APIs and HIEs to overcome the lack of interoperability still present in healthcare. Continue Reading
Although EHR use is up, more work needs to be done on interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) has submitted a report to Congress on the ... Continue Reading
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