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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Boston Tech Watch: Kyruus, Kolide, Nano-C, BookingBug
Xconomy • Jeff Engel
'That complexity has a tendency to eat you alive': Technology companies face a massive challenge as they move into healthcare
Business Insider • Lydia Ramsey
The Risky Game One Doctor Plays To Help Patients Find Affordable Insulin
WBUR • Wbur
The Health 202: Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. But his attorney general has not.
Washington Post • Paige Winfield Cunningham
The Health 202: Why Republicans don't talk about repealing Obamacare anymore
Washington Post • Paige Winfield Cunningham
When an early plan is the best plan
The Santa Fe New Mexican • Andy Stiny, The New Mexican
$3.7M in telehealth payments didn't meet Medicare requirements, OIG finds
Modern Healthcare • Rachel Z. Arndt
EHR For Rural Hospitals: Criteria And Access
healthworkscollective.com • Sudhir Singh
Telemedicine Useful in Detecting Retinopathy of Prematurity
Medscape
Livongo, Led By Ex-Allscripts CEO, Gets $105M for Health Tech Tools
Xconomy • Jeff Buchanan
 
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Boston Tech Watch: Kyruus, Kolide, Nano-C, BookingBug
XconomyJeff Engel
—Cambridge, MA-based security analytics startup Kolide announced it raised an $8 million Series A funding round led by Matrix Partners. Kolide’s team includes alums of FireEye and Facebook’s security team. Two years ago, the startup raised $1.6 million via Hack Secure, a...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
'That complexity has a tendency to eat you alive': Technology companies face a massive challenge as they move into healthcare
Business InsiderLydia Ramsey
The lines around healthcare are being redrawn, with mergers that combine pharmacies with insurers and doctors with health plans. At the same time, big technology companies have started taking a greater interest in healthcare. Cerner's confronting those changes by finding technology partners,...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
The Risky Game One Doctor Plays To Help Patients Find Affordable Insulin
WBURWbur
When Larry Rose filled his prescription for Lantus last year, and his copay came in at $400, he knew something had to change. Just three months earlier, a 90-day supply of the popular insulin brand had only cost him $15. Rose hurried...
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Elections & Polls, Health Care Costs
The Health 202: Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. But his attorney general has not.
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
You are reading The Health 202, our must-read newsletter on health policy. Not a regular subscriber? SIGN UP NOW AHH, OOF and OUCH AGENCY ALERT TRUMP TEMPERATURE HEALTH ON THE HILL Grade Point Trump administration streamlining student debt forgiveness for permanently disabled...
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Elections & Polls, Health Care Costs
The Health 202: Why Republicans don't talk about repealing Obamacare anymore
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
You are reading The Health 202, our must-read newsletter on health policy. Not a regular subscriber? SIGN UP NOW AHH, OOF and OUCH HEALTH ON THE HILL OPIOID OPTICS Politics Barbara Bush, former first lady, turns to ‘comfort care’ The 92-year-old former...
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End-of-Life Care, Health Care Industry
When an early plan is the best plan
The Santa Fe New MexicanAndy Stiny, The New Mexican
“It always seems too early, until it’s too late.” A flyer from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center sums up the importance of an advance care directive, sometimes called a living will, which informs loved ones and medical professionals of a person’s...
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eHealth, Health Care Industry
$3.7M in telehealth payments didn't meet Medicare requirements, OIG finds
Modern HealthcareRachel Z. Arndt
Almost a third of telemedicine claims sampled by HHS' Office of Inspector General did not meet Medicare requirements, resulting in an estimated $3.7 million in unnecessary spending by the CMS. The OIG reviewed 191,118 claims from 2014 and 2015 for distant-site telehealth...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
EHR For Rural Hospitals: Criteria And Access
healthworkscollective.comSudhir Singh
Rural hospitals are struggling more than ever because of the ever-changing healthcare system. When other practitioners are battling against declining claims and value-based care; it is even more challenging for rural hospitals to maintain their revenue cycle. This is a difficult time...
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Health IT
Telemedicine Useful in Detecting Retinopathy of Prematurity
Medscape
Telemedicine has similar accuracy to ophthalmoscopy in detecting clinically significant retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), researchers say. Reuters Health Information
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Livongo, Led By Ex-Allscripts CEO, Gets $105M for Health Tech Tools
XconomyJeff Buchanan
San Francisco — Livongo Health, a startup that develops connected devices and software for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions, said earlier this week it had raised $105 million from investors to support further development of its technology. Livongo’s latest financing...
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