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Hospital CIOs: ONC leadership exodus raises questions about federal HIT priorities

Hospital CIOs expressed concern that the sudden announced departures of National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider potentially leave federal health IT efforts in limbo.

Telehealth empowers in-home nurses, patients

Telehealth is becoming an essential tool for empowering nurses out in the field as they care for their patients, according to Visiting Nurse Services of New York telehealth program manager Alice Rainford-Miller.

Outlining the core components of a learning health system

Despite widespread support for a learning health system (LHS)--one in which the care of each patient leads to improvement for everyone--creating such a system on the national level remains a challenge. At a National Science Foundation workshop, participants tried to pin down exactly what creating such a system entails.

New CHIME organizations to support healthcare technology, application officers

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives this week launched a pair of organizations geared toward representing chief technology officers and chief application officers in healthcare.

Harry Greenspun: In a Jetsons world, docs' offices resemble the Flintstones

While personal health data abounds, it won't help patients make the right healthcare decisions if they don't know what to do with it, according to Harry Greenspun, M.D., senior adviser at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

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