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RSNA Attendance Remains Similar to Last Year’s Levels

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
news
Attendance at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), which had been dipping in past years, saw a slight uptick this year, based on a preliminary estimate released by RSNA officials

Massachusetts Governor Launches Digital Healthcare Council

November 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced the creation of a Digital Healthcare Council, a public-private partnership that will advise the administration on the future of the state’s digital healthcare industry.

For One Solo Doc Practice, a Fearless IT Journey

November 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Allison Blazek, M.D. made a bold career move in 2008, going from working in the ER at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to starting a unique internal medicine solo practice.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Recognized as HIMSS Stage 7

November 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized as an Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 organization by HIMSS Analytics for its collaboration among operational, IT resources and partnering vendors to...

During Congressional Hearing, Security Experts Cite Need for IoT Security Regulations

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
The lack of adequate security standards for connected devices poses significant risks to the country’s digital infrastructure and could result in serious consequences if cyberattacks target medical devices in particular, according to several security experts...

Cambia Health, Mosaic Partner to Launch Echo Health Ventures

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Durham, N.C.-based Mosaic Health Solutions and Portland, Ore.-based Cambia Health Solutions announced the development of Echo Health Ventures, a healthcare investment company.

AMA Adopts Principles to Support Use of mHealth Apps

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
During its interim meeting in Orlando this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) approved a list of principles guiding coverage and payment policies concerning mobile health apps and devices.

Coming Back From a Hiatus

November 15, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
I recommend several steps in explaining a hiatus and a big absence from the HCIT workforce.

Flatiron, Foundation Partner on Clinico-Genomic Database

November 15, 2016  |  David Raths
news
Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine have partnered to launch a clinico-genomic database that combines Foundation’s genomic profiling data with annotated longitudinal clinical and outcomes data developed by Flatiron from electronic health records.

VA to Launch Online Medical Appointment Scheduling Next Year

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plans to launch online medical appointment scheduling nationwide in January, according to a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Tailoring Healthcare Analytics to a Value-Based Future

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D., speaks to Healthcare Informatics about what needs to change in approaches to leveraging analytics in healthcare’s value-based future.

Open Source Health IT Platforms Join Forces to Form LibreHealth

November 12, 2016  |  David Raths
news
Leaders from OpenMRS and OpenEMR, two leading open source health IT platforms, have joined forces to announce the formation of LibreHealth, a new initiative to expand on years of work by those communities’ volunteers.

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