Both Web- and phone-based cessation programs help smokers quit

Both Web- and phone-based programs are beneficial to helping smokers quit, with each boasting about the same success rates, according to recent research published in the journal Cancer.

Telemedicine effective for assessing seriously ill children

Doctors' assessment of seriously ill children through telemedicine was similar to bedside evaluations, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

ONC: HIPAA does not hinder interoperability

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does not impede the interoperability of health data--and this is a point the Office of the National Coordinator is trying to drive home with a series of blog posts and fact sheets.

HHS proposed changes to rules on exchange of alcohol, drug abuse patient records

Proposed changes to rules on confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records would facilitate the exchange of information while ensuring privacy is protected.

MACRA, MIPS and more: What healthcare advocates see for the year ahead

At the eHealth Initiative's annual conference this week, lobbyists and healthcare advocates spoke about trends in the health IT industry and government policies.


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