ONC to develop patient-generated health data policy framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will develop a policy framework for identifying best practices, gaps and opportunities for the use of patient-generated health data in research and care delivery through 2024, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo announced Thursday.

Hospitals tout success on Day 1 of ICD-10 transition

Day 1 of ICD-10 use was a relative success, according to several hospital IT and information management leaders who spoke to FierceHealthIT.

Healthcare cybersecurity preparedness: Why it must start at the top

Too often, security is seen as a technology rather than an initiative that should start at the top, according to a new report.

NIH to award $38 million more in BRAIN Initiative grants

In a second wave of funding this year, the National Institutes of Health will be awarding $38 million more to projects as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.

Mercy Health takes telemedicine farther with virtual facility

Healthcare organizations are continuing to take telemedicine to the next level. Case in point: Mercy Hospital's new virtual telemedicine facility.


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