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Medtronic, Fitbit Integrating Health and Activity Data for Diabetes Management

December 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Fitness wearables company Fitbit, based in San Francisco, and Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic, a medical device company, have teamed up to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams.

UC San Diego Health Offering EHR, iPad Access to Patients

December 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients at the recently-opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in more command with their own experience by assessing their own medical information, controlling room features and more.

Texas Medical Center, Australia Form BioBridge to Develop Health Innovation

December 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Houston-based Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the Melbourne-based Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) are collaborating on a health startup exchange program.

Research of mHealth Apps Reveals Significant Gaps in Quality

December 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An evaluation of 137 patient-facing mobile health apps revealed that few apps address the needs of the patients who could benefit the most, according to research in December’s issue of Health Affairs.

Telehealth Bill, the ECHO Act, Passes Both Chambers of Congress

December 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act (S. 2873/H.R. 5395) is now headed to President Barack Obama’s desk after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a voice vote on Tuesday.

Mount Sinai Establishes 3D Printing Services for Clinicians and Researchers

December 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has developed the Medical Modeling Core, a collaboration led by the Department of Neurosurgery, where clinicians can confer and order 3D models for their cases.

Dr. Robert Wachter on Healthcare's Digital Transformation: "We Haven't Seen Anything Yet"

December 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Robert Wachter, M.D., reflected on healthcare's digital journey while outlining the critical factors for industry success going forward.

The Age of Miracles

December 6, 2016  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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We live in an age of modern miracles that we too often take for granted. I experienced one recently: routine cataract surgery. I also witnessed the role that healthcare IT plays and was reminded in a vivid way how far we have come and where we need to go.

The New Hampshire Health Information Organization Connects to VA

December 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), the state-wide health information exchange (HIE) organization, announced that the organization is now able to connect with the Veterans Administration (VA), enabling the exchange of healthcare information...

Washington Debrief: Health IT Provisions Included in 21st Century Cures Bill Passed by the House

December 5, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Last week, healthcare took center stage yet again as the House of Representatives passed a significant piece of legislation that will greatly impact health IT.

Study: Patients with Low Health Literacy Less Likely to Use Health IT

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Advancements with patient-facing health information technology tools, such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps, have the potential to improve healthcare delivery, yet low health literacy may be a barrier to patients’ use of electronic tools.

Senate to Vote on 21st Century Cures Monday

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Following the U.S. House of Representatives passing the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week, the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation Monday, Dec. 5.
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