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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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4 healthcare groups weigh in on CMS' innovation center direction
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
Iraan General Hospital to deploy Evident's Thrive EHR solution
Becker's Hospital Review
Pelzman's Picks: How States Can Cut Disparities in Care and Costs
MedPage Today • Fred N. Pelzman
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
To keep patients from leaving, remember why they stay
Becker's Hospital Review • Brian Wynne, General Manager
Repealing the individual mandate would do substantial harm
Brookings Institution • Matthew Fiedler
Banner Health weathers 'painful period' as Tucson campus transitions from Epic to Cerner
FierceHealthcare • Evan Sweeney
EHR vendor eClinicalWorks sued for nearly $1B over allegedly inaccurate medical information
Becker's Hospital Review • Jessica Kim Cohen
RPT-INSIGHT-Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout
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4 healthcare groups weigh in on CMS' innovation center direction
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
In September, CMS issued a request for information seeking feedback on what it called a "new direction" for its Innovation Center. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation was established to help evaluate payment and delivery system models for Medicare and Medicaid...
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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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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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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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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
To keep patients from leaving, remember why they stay
Becker's Hospital ReviewBrian Wynne, General Manager
What is your organization doing to keep patients coming back? This content is sponsored by NRC Health As a recent study conducted by NRC Health Market Insights shows, probably not enough. The study found that 48% of customers feel frustrated with their...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Repealing the individual mandate would do substantial harm
Brookings InstitutionMatthew Fiedler
Editor's Note: This analysis is part of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, which is a partnership between the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. The Initiative aims...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
Banner Health weathers 'painful period' as Tucson campus transitions from Epic to Cerner
FierceHealthcareEvan Sweeney
A $45 million EHR transition is causing scheduling delays at hospitals and clinics at Banner-University Medical Center Tuscon, which just rolled out its second EHR system in 5 years. Banner Health's Tucson campus went live with its Cerner implementation on Oct. 1,...
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Electronic Health Records, Health IT
EHR vendor eClinicalWorks sued for nearly $1B over allegedly inaccurate medical information
Becker's Hospital ReviewJessica Kim Cohen
The administrator of the estate of a deceased cancer patient is suing EHR vendor eClinicalWorks for alleged gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, according to a Nov. 14 class-action complaint obtained by . The complaint follows the vendor entering into a...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
RPT-INSIGHT-Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout
ReutersReuters Staff
(Repeats to additional customers with no changes to text) * Burnout marked by emotional exhaustion, decreased effectiveness * Hospitals, insurers taking new steps to address burnout * 32 mouse clicks to record a single patient’s flu shot By Julie Steenhuysen Sponsored ANN...
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