In this special report, John Jesser, vice president of provider engagement strategy for Anthem's LiveHealth Online service, and Judd Hollander, associate dean for strategic health initiatives at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, discuss how each of their organizations is working to improve care access for patients via telemedicine, the hurdles they currently face and their thoughts on the state of the industry at large. Special Report
The face of health IT is changing. What used to be an industry where men held most of the executive positions, women are breaking through that glass ceiling and taking seats at the leadership table.
Come March, tens of thousands of women will be in Las Vegas to attend HIMSS 2016.
However, despite the progress women have made in the industry, there's still an undercurrent of sexism. Read more...
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Interoperability of medical devices is as much about sharing information as it is about safety, according to Bakul Patel, associate director for digital health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Although the healthcare industry has moved with "tremendous speed" in addressing security in the past couple of years, Internet of Things health devices are creating more potential for cyberattacks, cybersecurity expert Tyler Cohen Wood tells HealthcareInfoSecurity.com.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Office for Civil Rights each receive funding boosts in President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, released Tuesday. ONC's proposed funding is $82 million, $22 million more than what the agency was allocated for FY 2016. OCR's proposed funding is $43 million, a $4 million increase from FY 2016.
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