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Survey: Greatest Impact of Blockchain will be in Medical Record Storage

June 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents believe that blockchain’s greatest impact will be in the storage of medical records, including genomic data—the fastest growing dataset in the world.

AMIA Calls on HHS to Clarify Status of “Common Rule” Updates

June 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), seeking information on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects...

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

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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...

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

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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...

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.

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

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

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.

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

Survey: Providers Struggling to Leverage Tech Power for RCM

June 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Providers find themselves challenged to maximize the benefits of innovative technology to better manage uncompensated care and revenue integrity, according to a new survey from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Navigant.

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.

Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Rural Telehealth Services

June 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to rural telehealth services. The bill would allow non-rural hospitals serving rural areas to qualify for support from the Federal...

Vermont HIE Implements IT Solution for Improved Data Quality

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), the operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange, has announced the implementation of a data managing and synthesizing platform in an effort to expand its IT capabilities.
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