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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Google Brain & Stanford study using voice recognition to transcribe doctor, patient visits
9to5Google • Abner Li
Iraan General Hospital to deploy Evident's Thrive EHR solution
Becker's Hospital Review
OpenNotes Passes the 20 Million Mark
Newswise: SciNews • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis
Medical Xpress
Pelzman's Picks: How States Can Cut Disparities in Care and Costs
MedPage Today • Fred N. Pelzman
Texas Medical Center launches $25 million venture fund to back emerging healthcare tech
Healthcare IT News
Stanford-Google digital-scribe pilot study to be launched
Stanford Institute of Design • Becky Bach
Geisinger takes its precision health initiative to national stage
Healthcare IT News • Bernie Monegain
The high cost of physician burnout: Hospitals spend millions on recruitment and lost productivity
FierceHealthcare • Paige Minemyer
Provider, IT groups push CMS to incorporate technology into new payment models
FierceHealthcare • Evan Sweeney
 
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Google Brain & Stanford study using voice recognition to transcribe doctor, patient visits
9to5GoogleAbner Li
Alphabet, through Verily Life Sciences, is invested in applying technology and data science to health care. Google’s in-house Brain team is as well, with the machine learning division running a pilot study that applies existing voice recognition technology to transcribe medical conversations....
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Electronic Health Records, Health IT
Iraan General Hospital to deploy Evident's Thrive EHR solution
Becker's Hospital Review
Iraan (Texas) General Hospital is replacing its existing patient record system with Evident's EHR solution Thrive. The 14-bed acute care facility had previously used Thrive, but moved away from it. They are now transitioning back to Thrive as it "supports all the...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
OpenNotes Passes the 20 Million Mark
Newswise: SciNewsBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Newswise — BOSTON – OpenNotes has reached a new milestone. More than 20 million patients can now read their notes securely online using patient portals. “It has been a remarkable year for us. We’ve seen the number of health systems sharing notes...
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Electronic Health Records, Epidemiology
Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis
Medical Xpress
A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study,...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Pelzman's Picks: How States Can Cut Disparities in Care and Costs
MedPage TodayFred N. Pelzman
Where you live matters. "There are huge disparities in health and costs across the country," Dhruv Khullar, MD, writes in The New York Times ~ What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care " ... generally it is an unassuming...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Texas Medical Center launches $25 million venture fund to back emerging healthcare tech
Healthcare IT News
Texas Medical Center has created a $25 million venture fund to support early-stage companies across Houston’s healthcare network. TMC has announced investments in five startups for 2017. The medical center’s move is the newest addition to health systems investing in healthcare startups....
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Electronic Health Records, Google Inc
Stanford-Google digital-scribe pilot study to be launched
Stanford Institute of DesignBecky Bach
Electronic health records stand out as an oft-cited source of stress that contributes to the worrisome prevalence of burnout in physicians. Now, Stanford family medicine doctor Steven Lin, MD, working with Google Research, has an idea that could help. Some medical practices,...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Geisinger takes its precision health initiative to national stage
Healthcare IT NewsBernie Monegain
The work will be based in the Washington D.C. area. Geisinger executives say the initiative is intended to boost the health system’s national exposure for the Geisinger precision health model, which incorporates genomics and data science into precision healthcare. Geisinger President and...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
The high cost of physician burnout: Hospitals spend millions on recruitment and lost productivity
FierceHealthcarePaige Minemyer
Clinician burnout can impact the quality of care patients receive, but it can also have a major impact on a hospital's bottom line. If a physician quits due to burnout, he or she can cost a health system between $800,000 and $1.3...
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Health Care Industry, Health IT
Provider, IT groups push CMS to incorporate technology into new payment models
FierceHealthcareEvan Sweeney
Months after federal health officials said they want to push the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation in a “new direction,” provider and health IT associations are advocating for the inclusion of health technology and data in new payment models. Several organizations,...
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