Each year, FierceHealthIT's annual list of influential women in health IT--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology.
Once again, we asked our readers to submit to us who they think are progressing those efforts, and once again, they did not disappoint.
This year's list includes, among others, entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as providers, patient advocates and public officials.
Check out this year's list and let us know who you think deserves to be recognized.
Tampa General Hospital is in the midst of revamping its digital presence, with a focus on creating consumer-facing conveniences.
The program, a very large undertaking, according to CIO Scott Arnold, is a combination of the work of lead strategists, the head of marketing and IT.
"Consumer-like conveniences are going to become more of a demand as the population shifts to a higher concentration of the Millennial age and below," Arnold tells FierceHealthIT.
In this exclusive interview, Arnold also speaks about his management style, and how CIOs can stay relevant. Interview
Fraud prevention in healthcare is a constant effort. And as the industry continues to evolve--particularly as stakeholders transition from the ICD-9 code set to ICD-10--such efforts, no doubt, will be put to the test.
But where do the biggest threats lie amid the massive shift, in which the total number of codes in use jumps from 15,000 to 68,000 overnight on Oct. 1, 2015? Special Report
With kids back in school, many providers are helping to keep students healthy and in the classroom using telemedicine.
This report examines the efforts of three providers and the reactions from parents, nurses and faculty.
The Department of Health and Human Services, at long last, has published its final rule for Meaningful Use, combining the modifications to the incentive program for 2015 through 2017 with Stage 3.
While the rule does not postpone Stage 3, as many industry stakeholders had hoped, it does give providers and state Medicaid agencies until Jan. 1, 2018, to comply and prepare for the next set of system improvements, and makes Stage 3 optional in 2017.
It also lowers the reporting period in 2015 to 90 days for all providers, for new providers in 2016 and 2017 and for any provider moving to Stage 3 of the program in 2017.
The public has 60 days to comment on the rule, but as expected, early reactions are mixed. Read more...
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As both the cost of care and the number of chronically ill patients continue to rise, so, too, does the importance of telemedicine to the health industry, according to Partners HealthCare Vice President of Connected Health Joseph Kvedar.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to ease and standardize the process of integrating Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies developed by drug and device manufacturers into electronic health information systems, it announced this week.
The American Medical Association's Telehealth Services Workgroup held its first meeting this week with more than 50 industry experts to discuss how to advance the technology.
NATO is moving forward with its telemedicine initiatives, and has a goal of creating a system across nations that can increase health access as well as survival rates during emergencies.
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