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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The New World Of Healthcare Marketing: Lessons From Across The World
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Riding technology: The role of IoT in healthcare surveillance
The Economic Times of India • Ravi Ramaswamy
What Steps Should Covered Entities, Business Associates Take to Combat Cyberthreats?
Inside Counsel • Cinthia Granados Motley
Large senior living facilities adopting EHRs faster than other long-term, post-acute care facilities
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
AHIMA releases standardized, modifiable patient health information request form
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
Three reasons why substituting real world data for certain randomized clinical trials is inevitable
Becker's Hospital Review
Mayo Clinic begins $1.5B electronic health record rollout with Epic: 5 takeaways
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9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives
Becker's Hospital Review • Jessica Kim Cohen
Achieving population health success: a longitudinal alignment of shared values
Becker's Hospital Review • Nicole Deaner
After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot
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The New World Of Healthcare Marketing: Lessons From Across The World
ForbesContributor, Kimberly A. Whitler
Steven Weultjes, founder of Cura Digital Agency, provides global perspective on how healthcare is changing. Steven gives his insight into the key drivers of the shift in consumer-driven healthcare and the implications of this shift for marketers at an international scale.
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Barack Obama, Big Data
Riding technology: The role of IoT in healthcare surveillance
The Economic Times of IndiaRavi Ramaswamy
Healthcare is a term of growing importance across the globe. In India, the term is known only to the urban population while in rural or semi urban communities it is relatively unknown. Rural areas are not easily accessible and the technologies that...
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Barack Obama, Cybercrime
What Steps Should Covered Entities, Business Associates Take to Combat Cyberthreats?
Inside CounselCinthia Granados Motley
Over the last several months there has been an onslaught of news about cyberattacks, most notably ransomware attacks involving many industries, including health care institutions both in the United States and abroad, most notably the "WannaCry" attack. Most recently, a new ransomware...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Large senior living facilities adopting EHRs faster than other long-term, post-acute care facilities
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
Large nonprofit senior living organizations are implementing more sophisticated EHRs at a faster rate than other long-term and post-acute care providers, according to findings from two recent surveys. Washington, D.C.-based LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies, a research and resource center focused...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
AHIMA releases standardized, modifiable patient health information request form
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
The American Health Information Management Association unveiled a model patient request for health information form July 20. The standardized form is a modifiable template for organizations to give patients when they request access to their protected health information. AHIMA's goal is to...
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Electronic Health Records, Epidemiology
Three reasons why substituting real world data for certain randomized clinical trials is inevitable
Becker's Hospital Review
The 21st Century Cures Act and planned Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) VI are changing the regulatory environment and accelerating the rate at which evidence generated from real world data (RWD) is incorporated into regulatory decision-making. The Network for Excellence in...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Mayo Clinic begins $1.5B electronic health record rollout with Epic: 5 takeaways
Becker's Spine ReviewMackenzie Garrity
The Mayo Clinic is transferring its electronic health records to Epic in its $1.5 billion electronic health records system overhaul, Fierce Healthcare reports. Here are five takeaways: 1. Previously, the Mayo Clinic used Cerner and General Electric systems. 2. The transition will...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives
Becker's Hospital ReviewJessica Kim Cohen
The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week. Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health implemented a virtual care solution developed by Bright.md at its facilities in Oregon. The U.S. Department of Defense rolled out its Cerner EHR at...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
Achieving population health success: a longitudinal alignment of shared values
Becker's Hospital ReviewNicole Deaner
To reward health care providers for the quality of care they provide their patients, organizations are being encouraged to participate in new value-based programs such as CMS’ Quality Payment Program which has two tracks, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), or Advanced...
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After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot
XconomyBruce V. Bigelow
Adam Riggs-Zeigen has come a long way since 2013, when he co-founded San Diego’s Rock My World and introduced the mobile app RockMyRun to provide upbeat music playlists to motivate smartphone-equipped runners. “We found that it expanded into other avenues, like fitness...
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