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January 20, 2020
ONC's five-year strategic health IT draft plan lays out comprehensive goals, but, in some instances, how to achieve those goals is still murky.
December 19, 2019
Forrester Research and Frost & Sullivan say telehealth and social determinants of health data analytics platforms will gain ground in 2020.
November 21, 2019
As proposed interoperability and information blocking rules from ONC and CMS are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget, the healthcare community expresses more concern about patient data security.
October 25, 2019
The adoption of value-based care models in healthcare is hindered by a lack of resources, according to more than 1,000 respondents of a Definitive Healthcare value-based care trends survey.
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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Continue Reading
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Former healthcare CIO John Halamka gets candid about the proposed rules on interoperability and information blocking and explains why innovation may come at a cost. Continue Reading
While AI in healthcare shines in clinical areas like radiology, it is currently more widely adopted in nonclinical areas, such as medication development by pharmaceutical companies. Continue Reading
At HIMSS 2019, 40,000-plus attendees will learn more about plans for patient data interoperability and the growing influence of patient engagement. Our team will cover the event. Continue Reading
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The recent information blocking rule from ONC penalizes healthcare organizations and EHR vendors that prevent patients from accessing their health data. Continue Reading
Health IT stands ready to help battle opioid deaths through greater use of data analytics and improved integration of EHRs and prescription drug databases. 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
Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to precision medicine researchers. ... Continue Reading