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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Information Blocking Under Attack: The Challenges Facing EHR Developers and Vendors
Health Care Blog • John Irvine
Guest Commentary: A 'learning system' in behavioral health can help in sharing best practices, innovations
Modern Healthcare
Molina Healthcare, a top Obamacare insurer, investigates breach of patients' data
KPCC • California Healthline, Chad Terhune
What to watch on the health IT front as Congress considers Trump’s proposed budget
Covering Health • Rebecca Vesely
How the Gig Economy Can Help Solve America's Growing Health Care Problems
Inc. • Jordan Kasteler
Health information exchanges reduce redundant medical procedures
Brookings Institution • Jack Karsten
The Health 202: Senate GOP is all talk and no action on health care
Washington Post • Paige Winfield Cunningham
I Tried (and Failed) to Revolutionize Health Care. Here's Why It's Impossible to Crack
Inc. • Thomas Goetz
Boston Tech Watch: Acquia, ShoeBuy, Lola, MassChallenge & More
Xconomy • Jeff Engel
AHA, NRHA lead calls for more federal support to expand broadband to rural health providers
FierceHealthcare • Evan Sweeney
 
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Information Blocking Under Attack: The Challenges Facing EHR Developers and Vendors
Health Care BlogJohn Irvine
In March 2017 Milbank Quarterly, researchers Julia Adler-Milstein and Eric Pfeifer found that information blocking — which they define as a set of practices in which “providers or vendors knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Guest Commentary: A 'learning system' in behavioral health can help in sharing best practices, innovations
Modern Healthcare
While the U.S. healthcare system's embrace of different health information technologies is still a work in progress, new models of capturing and sharing health data have already begun to transform the way healthcare providers practice medicine in this country. One such initiative...
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Affordable Care Act, Electronic Health Records
Molina Healthcare, a top Obamacare insurer, investigates breach of patients' data
KPCCCalifornia Healthline, Chad Terhune
File: Brian Jones, a first responder for Livingston County Michigan, draws the blood of Amaria Roberson, age 5 of Flint, to screen her blood for lead on Jan. 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Free lead screenings are performed...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
What to watch on the health IT front as Congress considers Trump’s proposed budget
Covering HealthRebecca Vesely
President Trump’s proposed budget calls for steep cuts to health and human services programs. The biggest headlines highlight potential dramatic slashes to Medicaid, food stamps and the children’s health insurance program. With so many higher profile programs at risk, reductions in spending...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
How the Gig Economy Can Help Solve America's Growing Health Care Problems
Inc.Jordan Kasteler
This image is hidden. Clickto adjust visibility. AddImage In the age of the digital revolution, no industry is immune to disruption. And the growing ranks participating in the gig economy include lots of in-demand talent that offers specialized skills and knowledge. In...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Health information exchanges reduce redundant medical procedures
Brookings InstitutionJack Karsten
The national debate over health insurance coverage brings a realization of how high healthcare costs have climbed nationally. The U.S. spends a higher share of GDP on healthcare (17.9 percent) than any other country, but its health outcomes consistently underperform those same...
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Barack Obama, Elections & Polls
The Health 202: Senate GOP is all talk and no action on health care
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
"Damned if I know," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said when asked whether the Senate will vote on a health-care bill before the August recess. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts) You are reading The Health 202, our must-read newsletter on health policy. Not a regular subscriber?...
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Health Care Industry, Health IT
I Tried (and Failed) to Revolutionize Health Care. Here's Why It's Impossible to Crack
Inc.Thomas Goetz
This image is hidden. Clickto adjust visibility. AddImage When my company, Iodine, launched in 2013, we were part of an epidemic of startups seeking to change health care. There was great enthusiasm on the part of entrepreneurs and investors alike for bringing...
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Health IT, Mobile
Boston Tech Watch: Acquia, ShoeBuy, Lola, MassChallenge & More
XconomyJeff Engel
We’ve got lots of Boston-area tech news to catch up on this week. Here are some of the latest developments: New funds —Scansorial has raised $2.2 million from investors, according to an SEC filing. The Lexington, MA-based company makes Root, a robot...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
AHA, NRHA lead calls for more federal support to expand broadband to rural health providers
FierceHealthcareEvan Sweeney
Healthcare providers, payers and two large healthcare associations want more federal funding to improve high-speed internet access that will support cost-saving telehealth and digital health initiatives. In letters to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), both the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the...
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