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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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
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How healthcare in rural areas can change for the better with tele-medicine
The Hill • Joshua Landy, Opinion Contributor
Doctors look to Price for tweaks in Medicare rule
The Hill • Lauren Clason, The Hill Extra
AAP: After-Hours Care Should Meet Medical Home Standards (CME/CE)
MedPage Today • Molly Walker
HistoSonics Aims To Move Forward After Raising $8.5M, Naming New CEO
Xconomy • Sarah Schmid Stevenson
Healthcare in the cloud – Virtustream and SAPPHIRE NOW 2017
SAP Blogs • Clemens Suter-Crazzolara
Report: Despite progress, telehealth still faces disparate Medicaid policies
FierceHealthcare • Esweeney
Finding Care Can Be Easy; Check Out The RWJF Choosing Care Challenge Finalists
Health Care Blog • Matthew Holt
State Highlights: Colo. Rural Hospitals Face Budget Squeeze; Calif. Dept. Of Public Health Throws 14 Penalty Flags
Kaiser Health News
“Right-to-try” warrants FDA oversight for experimental treatments
Brookings Institution • Darrell M. West, Jack Karsten
Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm
Modern Healthcare
 
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
How healthcare in rural areas can change for the better with tele-medicine
The HillJoshua Landy, Opinion Contributor
If you wanted to be a serious network in the early days of television, you had to have an orchestra. Classical music and opera were staples of the small screen in the late 1940s and early 1950s, from the NBC Symphony Orchestra...
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Electronic Health Records, Health IT
Doctors look to Price for tweaks in Medicare rule
The HillLauren Clason, The Hill Extra
A version of this story previously appeared in Extra. Doctors are hoping Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a fellow physician, will address challenges for small practices in a proposed Medicare rule expected in coming weeks. The White House is reviewing...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
AAP: After-Hours Care Should Meet Medical Home Standards (CME/CE)
MedPage TodayMolly Walker
Acute care facilities including urgent care facilities, retail-based clinics, and commercial telemedicine services, should adhere to the same standard of care as a pediatric medical home, said the American Academy of Pediatrics. The first point of contact for children's medical care should...
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Cancer, Health IT
HistoSonics Aims To Move Forward After Raising $8.5M, Naming New CEO
XconomySarah Schmid Stevenson
Changes are afoot at HistoSonics, the University of Michigan medical device spinout based in Ann Arbor, MI. The company has a new CEO, as well as a new focus on the treatment of solid-tumor cancers. Last month, HistoSonics also closed on a...
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Cloud Computing Services, Health Care Costs
Healthcare in the cloud – Virtustream and SAPPHIRE NOW 2017
SAP BlogsClemens Suter-Crazzolara
I had a chance to speak with Michael Hoch of Virtustream concerning his company’s offer for Healthcare. MIchael, what are Virtustream’s strengths? Virtusteam is a long-time partner of SAP, for cloud services and for technical innovation. At last year’s SAPPHIRE NOW conference,...
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Health Care Industry, Medicaid
Report: Despite progress, telehealth still faces disparate Medicaid policies
FierceHealthcareEsweeney
Medicaid regulations in all but two states offer reimbursement for some form of telemedicine, but those policies vary widely from state to state, often limiting the services available to patients. Massachusetts and Rhode Island were the only two states with Medicaid reimbursement...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
Finding Care Can Be Easy; Check Out The RWJF Choosing Care Challenge Finalists
Health Care BlogMatthew Holt
By CHELSEA POLANIECKI PARTNER CONTENT How would you get to an unfamiliar destination without Google Maps, Waze, a GPS or even an old school map? Now how about your health care– how do you determine which road to take when you need...
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Elder Care & Nursing Homes, Health Care Costs
State Highlights: Colo. Rural Hospitals Face Budget Squeeze; Calif. Dept. Of Public Health Throws 14 Penalty Flags
Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Colorado, California, Maryland, Missouri, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, Georgia and Alaska.
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Health Care Industry, Health IT
“Right-to-try” warrants FDA oversight for experimental treatments
Brookings InstitutionDarrell M. West, Jack Karsten
While the American Health Care Act failed to garner enough congressional support, efforts promoting healthcare deregulation continue to present challenges to the status quo. All fifty states either have passed or are considering “right-to-try” laws that would allow terminally ill patients to...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm
Modern Healthcare
Once a distruptor in the healthcare industry, electronic health record systems are now a ubiquitous and necessary part of both the provider and patient experience. Success in meeting new rules and regulations and benchmarks in population health management and medical research all...
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