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Cardiac Monitoring Companies Will Pay $13.45 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Companies involved in remote heart monitoring through the use of the Pocket ECG device have agreed to pay the Justice Department $13.4 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for higher and more expensive levels of cardiac monitoring services than requested by the ordering physicians.

HHS Will Award $195 Million to Health Centers to Leverage Health IT

HHS announced the availability of $195 million in a new funding opportunity for community health centers to expand access to mental health and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention and awareness of opioid abuse in all U.S. states.

Senators Push for Timeline, Planning on VA-Cerner EHR Project

Three U.S. senators have written a letter to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, M.D. and Defense Secretary James Mattis asking for a timeline for VA’s Cerner EHR project and for plans to ensure that the technology systems of the VA and DoD will be integrated.

Anil K Jain, M.D. Appointed to Health IT Advisory Committee

Anil K. Jain, M.D., IBM vice president and chief health informatics officer, has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the 25-member Health Information Technology Advisory Committee as mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Orange Care Group, Memorial Team Up to Share Epic’s Population Health Platform

Miami-based Orange Care Group’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) and independent physician association have announced a collaboration with South Florida-based Memorial Healthcare System to adopt Epic's Healthy Planet platform.

Expanding a Population Health Tool That Provides City-Level Data

A new data visualization tool that helps cities understand the health status of their populations will soon expand from four pilot cities to hundreds of cities nationwide.

At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, a Pragmatic Look at the Complexities in Leveraging Data Analytics

June 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, attendees were offered a very vigorous discussion of the opportunities and challenges around the leveraging of data analytics in patient care organizations

Could Apple’s Latest Venture into Health IT Disrupt the Entire Industry?

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Clinical Information Systems

June 27, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the past several days, Healthcare Informatics has revealed its top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories. Next up is the Clinical Information Systems segment.

What Can Urban Areas Learn from Rural Hospitals?

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There are significant challenges facing rural healthcare leaders, yet a recent Commonwealth Fund webinar highlighted how a number of rural healthcare systems have become incubators for health system innovation.

Might Personalized Medicine End Up Becoming Something Different Than Imagined?

June 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The presentation last week at the Health IT Summit in Boston, by John Halamka, M.D. and Kristy Darby, offered tantalizing hints about how the concept of personalized medicine might ultimately evolve forward in patient care delivery

Is Cloud Storage’s Future Sunny or Cloudy?

June 26, 2017  |  Joe Marion
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Several recent publications address both the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage for protected health information

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Consulting Services

June 26, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Management

June 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of...

Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs

June 22, 2017  |  Rochelle Abbott, Hearst Health
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During the Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, 11 chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and former CMIOs convened for an exclusive discussion of the CMIO’s identity and mission within a health system.