Whether serving as government officials, clinicians, educators or researchers, women continue to play a major role in the evolution of health IT both in the U.S. and around the world. Once again, we asked our readers to nominate who they thought to be the most influential women in health IT for our third annual list. View list
Colleges and universities across the country now offer a wide variety of courses in healthcare information technology and healthcare information security. These courses, which range from certificate programs to graduate degrees, focus on the most current trends in healthcare IT--from health IT policy to data analytics. Special Report
Government leaders, healthcare providers and patient advocates alike have made it clear that engaging patients in their own care will continue to be a top priority in the health industry going forward, particularly as payment models shift to reward improved outcomes over volume.
For instance, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo has spoken extensively about the use of technology to engage patients. In a sit down with several reporters in the District of Columbia last month, she said that as ONC shifts its focus away from Meaningful Use, "there's an opportunity to be more inclusive of data sources"--including patient-generated health data.
Not everyone in the health industry, however, believes that more engagement equals better results. Read more...
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National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo made no bones about the direction she and ONC would like to see federal health IT efforts take in a keynote address at the HIMSS Annual Policy Summit in the District of Columbia on Thursday.
FierceHealthIT spoke with Deven McGraw (pictured), a partner in the healthcare practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and longtime member of the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee, about privacy and security concerning Apple Watch and HealthKit.
Provider-based health IT professionals stated their case for why they need more flexibility for Meaningful Use Stage 2 during a briefing at the Russell Senate Building in the District of Columbia on Tuesday.
Coverage and reimbursement of telehealth, especially for Medicaid and Medicare, was the topic of choice during a roundtable discussion held by the U.S. Senate Special Commission on Aging on Tuesday.
Early adopters of technology are more likely to lead in revenue growth and market position, according to a study conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and sponsored by Verizon, though healthcare tends to take a cautious approach.
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