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Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

As healthcare organizations see their troves of imaging data grow exponentially, many are concerned about how to leverage that data to their best advantage. The restructuring of processes and image metadata practices are a must as healthcare providers redefine their enterprise imaging informatics strategy—however, understanding the importance of having access to vendor-neutral data is the key to getting the most out of imaging data sets. Mark Watts, Associate Vice President of Enterprise Imaging at Novarad and a top 25 innovator in health imaging and IT, talks with Healthcare Informatics about the power of imaging informatics, the challenge of having truly vendor-neutral data, and why the right IT partnerships are crucial to thriving in a value-based care world.

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In Keynote at iHT2 Boston, Dr. Paul Keckley Sums Up Healthcare Reform in One Word: Incomplete

June 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Boston, Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., former managing director, Navigant Healthcare, and managing editor, The Keckley Report, delivered a keynote presentation on if the goals of healthcare reform, as outlined in the beginning of the...

Lessons Learned Launching Critical Care Telehealth Program at Intermountain

June 23, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
In a Utah warehouse that serves as Intermountain Healthcare’s supply chain center sits the nerve center of the 22-hospital system’s tele-critical care program. A team of 22 doctors and 20 nurses remotely monitor patient conditions, provide real-time clinical...

What’s Preventing the Telehealth Market from Booming? One Lawyer Weighs In (Part 2)

June 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In Part two of an interview with Healthcare Informatics, Nathaniel Lacktman, head of law firm Foley & Lardner’s telemedicine and virtual care practice, continues to talk about the challenges that the telemedicine sector faces, providers’ thoughts on...

AMA CEO: “Digital Snake Oil” Remarks Have Initiated Much-Needed Discussion

June 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CEO and executive vice president, James Madara, M.D., discussed further his recent comments about digital health products being “snake oil of the early 21st century.”

HHS Agency Awards $250K Grant to Support Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

June 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within HHS will provide $250,000 annually for three years to help state medical boards implement the administrative and technical infrastructure of the new Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

AHA: Mental Health Reform Bill Does Not Go Far Enough to Modernize “Part 2,” Eliminate Barriers to Data Sharing

June 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, H.R. 2646, passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee this week and will move to the House floor, but the American Hospital Association voiced disappointment that the bill did not address patient privacy...

URMC Telemedicine Program Aims to Extend Parkinson’s Care Across NYS

June 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new program launched by neurologists at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will aim to expand access to care across New York State.

What’s Preventing the Telehealth Market from Booming? One Lawyer Weighs In (Part 1)

June 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In part one of a two-part interview on telemedicine policy, the leader of Foley & Lardner’s telemedicine and virtual care practice discusses insurance coverage challenges and state-by-state law variances.

AMA Releases Telehealth Ethical Guidelines

June 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new ethical guidance to help clarify physicians’ fundamental ethical responsibilities when interacting with patients and providing care through telemedicine technologies and services.

Colorado Becomes Latest State to Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

June 13, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Colorado has become the 17th state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact when legislation was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 8.

Senate Spending Bill Cuts AHRQ Budget, Includes Focus on Telehealth for Rural Health Care

June 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved for Senate consideration a bipartisan spending bill that, while increasing funding for healthcare research and programs to combat the opioid abuse crisis, cuts or maintains funding for health IT-related agencies.

Survey: Majority of Consumers Interested in Telehealth, Citing Convenience and Cost Savings as Top Benefits

June 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
New research released by Xerox indicates that 77 percent of consumers are open to and excited about the possibility of virtual healthcare services, yet only 16 percent have used virtual health.

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