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UC San Diego Health Offering EHR, iPad Access to Patients

December 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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.

U.S. Senate Joins House to Pass 21st Century Cures Act

December 7, 2016  | 
The U.S. Senate today, in a 94-5 vote, passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sweeping, bipartisan legislation that largely focuses on medical research, but also includes a number of health IT provisions. The bill now moves to President Obama's desk.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Precision Medicine Journey

December 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Susan Zook, an executive leader at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discussed the organization's efforts to more effectively share aggregated cancer genomics data.

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

December 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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.

Senate to Vote on 21st Century Cures Monday

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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.

AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

At Aurora Health Care, Telehealth Use is Improving ER Patient Flow

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Challenged by long wait times in its emergency rooms, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care deployed a telemedicine solution in one of its hospitals with the aim of improving ER patient flow and has seen a 75 percent reduction in door-to-doctor wait times.

U.S. House Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed in a 392-26 vote bipartisan legislation, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that includes billions in funding for NIH research and contains several provisions that directly impact health IT policy.

Experian: Healthcare Orgs will Continue to be Heavily Targeted by Hackers in 2017

November 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In its fourth annual “Data Breach Industry Forecast” white paper, Costa Mesa, Calif.-based security company Experian gives five data breach trends that are expected to unfold in 2017.

BREAKING: Trump Taps Tom Price, Seema Verma to Head HHS, CMS

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
President-elect Donald Trump is set to name Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, and Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.

Final 21st Century Cures Act Scheduled for House Vote This Week

November 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion package of medical innovation bills that includes $4.8 billion to the NIH as well as $1 billion in state grants to fight opioid abuse.

CMIOs Can Be Heroes

November 23, 2016  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with a group of about 30 very accomplished chief medical information officers from leading U.S. healthcare systems.


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