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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Narrower exchange losses put Highmark Health back in black, and more Northeast regional news
Modern Healthcare
IT reporter Joseph Conn retiring from Modern Healthcare
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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Innovate in the Healthcare Space
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Tackling the opioid crisis with compassion, new ways to reduce use and treatment
Brookings Institution • Jason N. Doctor, Michael Menchine
Teladoc: One Year On And The Market Is Finally Just About Right
Seeking Alpha • Timur Mirzaev
Teladoc: One Year On And The Market Is Finally Just About Right
Seeking Alpha • Timur Mirzaev
Tapping telehealth for complex cases
Modern Healthcare
Improving hospital incentives with better cost data
Brookings Institution • Paul B. Ginsburg
One Doctor’s Prescription for the Health Tech Industry
Fortune Magazine • Sy Mukherjee
Brainstorm Health Daily: March 20, 2017
Fortune Magazine • Clifton Leaf, Sy Mukherjee
 
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Narrower exchange losses put Highmark Health back in black, and more Northeast regional news
Modern Healthcare
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based health plan that owns eight-hospital Allegheny Health Network, returned to the black last year after stanching losses that plagued it the year before. The Blues-affiliated plan in 2016 narrowed its losses on the Affordable Care Act individual insurance...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
IT reporter Joseph Conn retiring from Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare
congratulates longtime reporter Joseph Conn on his retirement at the end of this month, capping a nearly 38-year career in journalism. Joe has been 's information technology writer for the past 13 years, also covering privacy and security issues, among others. He's...
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Barack Obama, Electronic Health Records
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Innovate in the Healthcare Space
Entrepreneur MagazineMarc Willard
Have you been to your doctor recently? You've probably noticed how technology is, in some ways, making doctors’ jobs more difficult. They're staring at a screen for a significant portion of your visit. Maybe you sense their frustration as they search for...
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Health IT
Tackling the opioid crisis with compassion, new ways to reduce use and treatment
Brookings InstitutionJason N. Doctor, Michael Menchine
Authors Opioids provide immediate comfort to a person in pain, but result in other miseries when prescribed on a long-term basis. Our policy towards opioids over the past two decades has had disastrous results—leading to the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history....
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eHealth
Teladoc: One Year On And The Market Is Finally Just About Right
Seeking AlphaTimur Mirzaev
Summary Teladoc is still unprofitable, though still seeing strong double-digit growth in revenues. Once SG&A expenses level off to about 30% of revenues, the company should see adjusted operating margin expansion to 25%. An important concern is low utilisation rate, which must...
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Health Finance, eHealth
Teladoc: One Year On And The Market Is Finally Just About Right
Seeking AlphaTimur Mirzaev
Summary Teladoc is still unprofitable, though still seeing strong double-digit growth in revenues. Once SG&A expenses level off to about 30% of revenues, the company should see adjusted operating margin expansion to 25%. An important concern is low utilisation rate, which must...
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Dignity Health, Health Care Costs
Tapping telehealth for complex cases
Modern Healthcare
Care Continuum Shortly after Thanksgiving last year, Ron Cobbley woke up with a stiff neck. Ibuprofen did nothing to help the South Jordan, Utah, resident. Soon the pain became so intense that Cobbley headed for the emergency room at Intermountain Healthcare's Riverton...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Improving hospital incentives with better cost data
Brookings InstitutionPaul B. Ginsburg
The method currently used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to set Medicare payment rates is fairly crude. CMS could draw on cost data that are produced by hospitals’ internal systems to increase the efficiency of the health care system....
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Electronic Health Records, Health IT
One Doctor’s Prescription for the Health Tech Industry
Fortune MagazineSy Mukherjee
It's no surprise that digital health startups are often staffed with tech experts who have the savvy to build out complex IT infrastructure. But in many cases, the end-users - in this case, the medical providers and doctors who will ultimately use...
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Electronic Health Records, Health IT
Brainstorm Health Daily: March 20, 2017
Fortune MagazineClifton Leaf, Sy Mukherjee
Good morning, readers. This is Sy. As Cliff mentioned last week, I'll be taking over for him until next Tuesday, March 28, when he gets back from vacation. It's no surprise that digital health startups are often staffed with tech experts who...
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