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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Using data to cut unneeded care
Modern Healthcare • Elizabeth Whitman
Editorial: The medical imperative for data-sharing
Modern Healthcare • Merrill Goozner
Piedmont taking over dozens of Walgreens clinics in Atlanta
Modern Healthcare • Dave Barkholz
Guest Commentary: Lawmakers must protect the essentials in the ACA replacement
Modern Healthcare
Island Health temporarily stops using Cerner EHR
Becker's Hospital Review • Erin Dietsche
Bend Memorial Clinic entertaining sale, merger options
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege
N.H. launches US' 1st electronic cause-of-death registry
Becker's Hospital Review • Jessica Kim Cohen
Loyola Medicine receives HIMSS Stage 6 designation
Becker's Hospital Review • Jessica Kim Cohen
Vancouver Clinic to Adopt ActX Genomic Decision Support Service
Genome Web • Dmacron
A Surprising Place to Find Anti-Kickback Rules
MedPage Today • Joyce Frieden
 
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Using data to cut unneeded care
Modern HealthcareElizabeth Whitman
When a teenager has acne, a pediatrician has a wide range of options for treatment. The physician could prescribe benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics or retin-A. If those medications are unsuccessful, the physician can then refer the teen to a dermatologist. Nevertheless, many pediatricians...
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Editorial: The medical imperative for data-sharing
Modern HealthcareMerrill Goozner
Bryan Olson, a 47-year-old prostate cancer survivor with short spiky hair, dark glasses and the pallor of someone who has spent too many hours staring at computer screens, has become an evangelist for unlocking medical records through data-sharing and interoperability. The Intel...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Piedmont taking over dozens of Walgreens clinics in Atlanta
Modern HealthcareDave Barkholz
Piedmont Healthcare, a seven-hospital system based in Atlanta, has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store retail clinics in the metropolitan area. Piedmont is rebranding the clinics as Piedmont QuickCare at Walgreens. The system expects to fully take over the...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Guest Commentary: Lawmakers must protect the essentials in the ACA replacement
Modern Healthcare
Delivering effective, efficient and extraordinary healthcare to all requires full access to care. Health insurance, either private or government, is essential to that access, which is why Beaumont Health is urging President Donald Trump and members of Congress to tread carefully as...
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Island Health temporarily stops using Cerner EHR
Becker's Hospital ReviewErin Dietsche
The Vancouver Island Health Authority has stopped using its Cerner EHR system for the time being due to complaints from physicians, according to CBC News. In 2013, Island Health in British Columbia, Canada, signed a 10-year, $50 million deal with Cerner to...
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BMC Software, Electronic Health Records
Bend Memorial Clinic entertaining sale, merger options
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege
Officials at Bend (Ore.) Memorial Clinic are considering various management models to help the financially struggling clinic remain afloat, according to The Bulletin. While there are no formal offers on the table, BMC CEO David Holloway, MD, said various hospitals and health...
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N.H. launches US' 1st electronic cause-of-death registry
Becker's Hospital ReviewJessica Kim Cohen
The New Hampshire Division of Vital Records is set to roll out the first electronic cause-of-death registry in the United States, the Concord Monitor reports. The registry — which physicians, nurses and funeral directors will be able to access via smartphone app...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
Loyola Medicine receives HIMSS Stage 6 designation
Becker's Hospital ReviewJessica Kim Cohen
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recognized Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine for its EMR initiatives. Loyola Medicine earned Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, which acknowledges healthcare organizations that have improved patient safety and clinician support. The health...
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Vancouver Clinic to Adopt ActX Genomic Decision Support Service
Genome WebDmacron
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A Surprising Place to Find Anti-Kickback Rules
MedPage TodayJoyce Frieden
ORLANDO -- Federal anti-kickback laws may be old, but they're still relevant, even with something very modern like health information technology (IT), Scott Grubman, JD, said here Thursday at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). "So...
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