Health IT News

Health information technology, also known as health IT or HIT, is a rapidly changing field. To keep health IT professionals, stakeholders, investors and others updated on the latest news in the space, Wiser has created a free daily email that compiles the best coverage from around the web. To be sure, health IT is a broad field. It covers the management of health records and other health information across networks, healthcare providers, government bodies, and insurance companies, as well as the access and use of this information by healthcare consumers and patients. Health IT is seen as a major area of potential improvement in the healthcare system. As a result, it has seen a rapid influx of investment, innovation and interest from technologists, health and IT professionals, policymakers, non-profits, affordable care advocates, entrepreneurs, and others. In the U.S., agencies including the FDA, the ONC, HHS and the FCC are now cooperating through initiatives including the HITPC and its FDASIA working group to gather input, issue recommendations, and develop health IT frameworks. Stay current on the most recent health IT news — subscribe to Wiser’s free daily health IT news digest and start receiving relevant coverage delivered to your inbox.

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The Health 202: GOP's Obamacare rollback quest is about to get skinny
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CMS to consider alternative payment model for behavioral health services: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review • Morgan Haefner
Healthcare weighs in on Senate vote to debate healthcare
Becker's Hospital Review • Kelly Gooch
13 hospital and health system executives on successful partnerships
Becker's Hospital Review • Google, Laura Dyrda
Meritus Health invests $100M in Epic rollout
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
HITRUST includes NIST Cybersecurity Framework in latest certification criteria
Becker's Hospital Review • Jessica Kim Cohen
GAO: 3 reasons patients don't like EHRs, portals
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
Nebraska, Nevada, Utah connect HIEs for Patient Centered Data Home
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
Doctors view technology as largely problematic
Reuters • Ronnie Cohen
Primecuts – This Week in the Journals
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The Health 202: GOP's Obamacare rollback quest is about to get skinny
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
The "skinny repeal" may be the GOP's last best hope.
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
CMS to consider alternative payment model for behavioral health services: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital ReviewMorgan Haefner
CMS may design a service delivery model for Medicare, Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions. Here are four things to know. 1. CMS' Innovation Center would develop the model. Addressing beneficiaries with substance use disorders, mental disorders,...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Healthcare weighs in on Senate vote to debate healthcare
Becker's Hospital ReviewKelly Gooch
The Senate voted Tuesday to proceed to debate a bill to repeal major portions of the ACA. The vote was 50-50, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tiebreaking vote. Here are six reactions from the healthcare industry, provided via emailed statements....
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
13 hospital and health system executives on successful partnerships
Becker's Hospital ReviewGoogle, Laura Dyrda
Hospitals and health systems are constantly forming partnerships and aligning with other organizations to optimize care and reduce costs. Here, 13 hospital and health system executives discuss some of their most successful partnerships. Lee Domancio. CEO of Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, Calif.):...
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Electronic Health Records, Finance
Meritus Health invests $100M in Epic rollout
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health will invest nearly $100 million over the next five years to transition its EHR to Epic, reports Herald-Mail Media. Meritus Health will go live on the Epic EHR in one "big bang" next summer, Joseph P. Ross, president...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
HITRUST includes NIST Cybersecurity Framework in latest certification criteria
Becker's Hospital ReviewJessica Kim Cohen
The Health Information Trust Alliance unveiled additions to the ninth version of its common security framework. The HITRUST CSF is a comprehensive security framework that incorporates information protection standards from multiple industries, including healthcare. For example, the framework incorporates control requirements to...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Provision
GAO: 3 reasons patients don't like EHRs, portals
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that although 88 percent of patients whose healthcare providers participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are offered access to their online health records, less that one third of patients choose to use this access. A...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
Nebraska, Nevada, Utah connect HIEs for Patient Centered Data Home
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
Nebraska, Nevada and Utah have connected their health information exchanges to implement the Patient Centered Data Home, a data exchange effort of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative. The PCDH exchanges admission, discharge and transfer notifications for patients who live in one...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Doctors view technology as largely problematic
ReutersRonnie Cohen
SAN FRANCISCO ( Health) - When an endurance runner with a history of heart failure felt under the weather, he brought his activity tracker data from a workout to his cardiologist. Dr. Michael Blum examined the runner’s heart rate readings. The cardiologist...
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Electronic Health Records, Health IT
Primecuts – This Week in the Journals
Clinical CorrelationsClinical Correlations
Opioid-related morbidity and mortality has reached crisis levels in the United States. According to the CDC, between 1999 and 2014 more than 165,000 people died due to opioid drug overdose [1]. This week, our first article questions whether a multicomponent primary care...
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