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Stanford and Google Team Up on Digital Scribe Pilot Project

November 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Stanford Medicine and Google Research have launched a pilot project to study the use of a digital-scribe to replace a human scribe in order to save the physician time on data entry and improve physician-patient interaction.

HHS OIG to Review Medicaid Telehealth Payments

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) plans to review Medicaid payments for telehealth services to gauge compliance with reimbursement requirements.

Parkland Health and Hospital System CIO Details How Virtualization Improved Patient Care

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
In 2015, Parkland Health and Hospital System opened a new, larger hospital, creating the need for a new digital strategy. As a result of this digital strategy transformation, clinicians now spend less time with technology, and more time with patients.

Survey: Health IT is Underfunded at European Healthcare Organizations

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT is not sufficiently funded and supported at most European healthcare provider organizations, according to an eHealth survey from HIMSS Analytics.

FDA Approves First Telehealth-Enabled Cochlear Impact

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely.

Will Digital Pathology Finally Join Radiology in the New Digital Healthcare?

November 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The recent publication of a peer-reviewed article has opened the door to the widespread use of digital pathology for diagnosis, pointing to the broad inclusion of digital pathology images into enterprise-wide digital archives.

$1 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against eClinicalWorks

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A $1 billion class action lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York alleges that electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks failed “millions of patients by failing to maintain the integrity of patients’ records.”

HHS Secretary Names Three Members to HIT Advisory Committee

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan named three members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

At Symposium, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma Spent Time ‘Hanging Out with the Newbies’

November 17, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Specializing in informatics is no longer just a mid-career shift for physicians. It is now a primary career path in fields such as pharmacy and nursing. AMIA is working to create career pathways that recognize this shift.

Survey Indicates Major Jump in Telemedicine Adoption in Past Three Years

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A new survey shows broad acceptance of telemedicine services among health care executives and providers compared to just three years ago as 76 percent of healthcare professionals said their organizations currently offer or plan to offer telemedicine services.

Wide Load: Puzzling Out the Place of the Diagnostic Image in the Emerging Healthcare Landscape

November 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Even as the U.S. healthcare system shifts from volume to value, how best to integrate image exchange into overall data exchange remains unresolved.

VA Asks Congress for $782 Million Funding Fix to Kick Off Cerner EHR Implementation

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., told lawmakers on Wednesday that the VA is facing a “time crunch” and wants to jump start its work to transition to a Cerner EHR system in order to align its deployment with the DoD's EHR roll out.
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