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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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 
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Council of Medical Specialty Societies Names Dr. Helen Burstin as New EVP & CEO
BusinessWire
Most Medicare Plan Members Unsure if Telemedicine is Offered
Healthcare Informatics Magazine • Rajiv Leventhal
Photos from the Health Care Innovators & Extraordinary Doctors Awards ceremony
The Business Journals • Clara Lefton
UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR
Healthcare IT News • Bernie Monegain
HealthMine: Only 12 percent of Medicare users say their health plan offers telemedicine
Mobihealthnews • Jonah Comstock
To foster health information exchange, revise HIPAA and HITECH
Brookings Institution • Niam Yaraghi
Evident EHR Solution Implemented by Jackson Medical Center
BusinessWire
To Foster Information Exchange, Revise HIPAA and HITECH
Health Affairs • Niam Yaraghi
Personalized Hypertension Management Using Patient-Generated Health Data Integrated With Electronic Health Records (EMPOWER-H): Six-Month Pre-Post Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research • Martin Entwistle
From science fiction to real world: Emerging technologies poised to disrupt healthcare
Healthcare IT News • Axway
 
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Council of Medical Specialty Societies Names Dr. Helen Burstin as New EVP & CEO
BusinessWire
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) has selected Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, to be the organization’s next Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Helen Burstin, MD, MPH named CEO & EVP of the Council of Medical...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
Most Medicare Plan Members Unsure if Telemedicine is Offered
Healthcare Informatics MagazineRajiv Leventhal
Nearly six in 10 (57 percent) of Medicare health plan members aged 65 and over said they are unsure if their health plan offers telemedicine, while another 31 percent said that telemedicine is not offered by their plan, according to a recent...
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Biotechnology, Health Care Industry
Photos from the Health Care Innovators & Extraordinary Doctors Awards ceremony
The Business JournalsClara Lefton
On Sept. 14, the Philadelphia Business Journal hosted the Health Care Innovator and Extraordinary Doctor Awards of 2017. The event took place from at the Ballroom at the Ben in Center City. VIEW SLIDESHOW 35 photos Robert Chaskelson, Lauren Valentino, Kate Newcomb-DeSanto...
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Health IT
UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR
Healthcare IT NewsBernie Monegain
Medical system scheduled to go live in the fall of 2019 and the costs will be spread over seven years.
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Barack Obama, Electronic Health Records
HealthMine: Only 12 percent of Medicare users say their health plan offers telemedicine
MobihealthnewsJonah Comstock
A new survey from HealthMine of 500 Medicare users aged 65 and older suggests that most Medicare beneficiaries still either don’t have access to telemedicine options or aren’t aware of those options. Since the survey data is self-reported, it’s hard to tell...
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Banking, Electronic Health Records
To foster health information exchange, revise HIPAA and HITECH
Brookings InstitutionNiam Yaraghi
We know that when patients are provided with access to their medical records, they feel more in control of their care, better understand their health conditions and their care plans, prepare for their visits, and adhere more to their medications. Despite patient...
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Electronic Health Records, Financial Regulatory Bodies
Evident EHR Solution Implemented by Jackson Medical Center
BusinessWire
JACKSON, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Evident LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) and a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) systems and services, announced today that Jackson Medical Center, a 35-bed acute care facility located in Jackson, Alabama, recently selected Thrive,...
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Banking, Electronic Health Records
To Foster Information Exchange, Revise HIPAA and HITECH
Health AffairsNiam Yaraghi
We know that when patients are provided with access to their medical records, they feel more in control of their care, understand their health conditions and their care plans better, prepare for their visits, and adhere more to their medications. Despite patient...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Personalized Hypertension Management Using Patient-Generated Health Data Integrated With Electronic Health Records (EMPOWER-H): Six-Month Pre-Post Study
Journal of Medical Internet ResearchMartin Entwistle
Background: EMPOWER-H (Engaging and Motivating Patients Online With Enhanced Resources-Hypertension) is a personalized-care model facilitating engagement in hypertension self-management utilizing an interactive Web-based disease management system integrated with the electronic health record. The model is designed to support timely patient-provider interaction by...
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From science fiction to real world: Emerging technologies poised to disrupt healthcare
Healthcare IT NewsAxway
Create an environment where the patient data emanating from mobile devices can be easily and securely accessed and shared
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