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Study: Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Docs Prescribing "Inappropriately"

May 27, 2015
Providers treating patients through direct-to-consumer telehealth services were more likely to prescribe costly, antibiotic resistance medication than in-person doctors, according to the recent findings of a research study.

Submit Your Company's Data for the 2015 HCI100

May 27, 2015
Healthcare Informatics’ annual list of the top 100 vendors in healthcare IT is returning, with some new elements being added to distinguish the top companies.

Report: Majority of Providers Do Not Have Health IT Roadmap

May 27, 2015
More than 50 percent of healthcare providers do not have a healthcare IT roadmap, although they acknowledge the role of digital health in enhancing healthcare efficiency, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Study: ICD-10 Codes Could Pose Problems for Emergency Physicians

May 26, 2015
As the healthcare industry moves towards ICD-10 from ICD-9, researchers recently revealed that many emergency physicians may find trouble with reimbursement under the new code-set.

Report: Clinical Health IT Market to Near $20B in 2019

May 26, 2015
The clinical health IT market is expected to reach $19.7 billion in 2019, according to a recent report from BCC Research.

Sutter Health Announces Digital Health Collaboration With Biopharmaceutical Company

May 26, 2015
The northern Calif.-based Sutter Health has announced a collaboration with the Ridgefield, Conn.-based biopharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim that will explore and test the value of digital health solutions, mobile technologies, and insights from advanced data analytics in the delivery of healthcare.

Vendor News: Alere Sells Off Analytics; Welltok Makes Acquisition

May 22, 2015
Alere, a Waltham, Mass.-based diagnostics vendor, continues to sell off its analytics and population health products, unloading Alere Analytics to Lowell, Mass.-based Persivia.

Study: Telemedicine Consults Reduce Costs for Pediatric Rural Patients

May 22, 2015
Telemedicine could be an effective cost-savings tool in bringing care to rural pediatric patients, according to the findings of a study from the University of California - Davis Health System.

New York City HHC Former Employee Inappropriately Accesses PHI

May 22, 2015
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has notified approximately 90,000 patients that one of the medical organization's former employees inappropriately accessed their protected health information (PHI).

Survey: Usual Suspects Dominating EHR Vendor Market for Larger Practices

May 21, 2015
A select few companies are dominating the large practice electronic health record (EHR) vendor market, according to a recent survey of clinicians.

Amid Mixed Reactions, 21st Century Cures Act Passes Committee Unanimously

May 21, 2015
The 21st Century Cures Act, which would overhaul how innovative medical technologies are regulated by the federal government, made its first step towards legality today when it was unanimously passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Report: Global Telemedicine Market Poised for Significant Growth

May 21, 2015
The global market for telemedicine technologies, including hardware, software, and services, stood at $17.8 billion in 2014, and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 percent through 2020, according to a new report from Research and Markets.

Cyberattack on Health Insurer CareFirst Affects 1.1M Members

May 20, 2015
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a Washington, D.C.-based health insurer, has acknowledged a cyberattack on its company where approximately 1.1 million current and former members had their data compromised.

Allscripts Lays Off 250 Employees

May 20, 2015
The Chicago-based electronic health records (EHR) vendor, Allscripts is laying off 250 employees, or 3.5 percent of its workforce.

Two Major Texas HIEs Planning Merger

May 19, 2015
Two major health information exchanges (HIEs) in Texas are planning a merger that would bring together the electronic health records (EHRs) of millions of state residents, according to various news media reports.
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