Biography for Dan Bowman
Dan Bowman serves as senior editor of all of Fierce's Health IT publications (FierceHealthIT, FierceMobileHealthcare, FierceEMR and FierceMedicalImaging), and contributes to Fierce's other healthcare publications. Prior to joining FierceMarkets in 2008, Dan worked as a sports copy editor for several newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Washington Times. He's a huge basketball fan (playing and watching), religiously follows the Knicks and loves a good book. He's based at FierceMarkets' main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow his tweets @FierceHealthIT and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Dan Bowman
Despite the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' efforts to add flexibility to the Meaningful Use incentive program through a finalized rule announced last Friday, many hospital CIOs on FierceHealthIT's Editorial Advisory Board remain frustrated about what lies ahead.
Self-monitoring by patients with hypertension led to a drop in blood-pressure levels over the course of a year, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The governance subgroup of the federal government's Health IT Policy Committee this week pinpointed problems in the health information exchange ecosystem based on several factors, including severity and commonness, the impact on private and secure exchange and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's ability to solve such problems.
A finalized policy on genomic data sharing was published online Wednesday in the Federal Register by the National Institutes of Health. According to the NIH, the aim of the policy is to "promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures" that improve health quality and protect participant privacy.
It looks as if Amazon is poised to join the fray of large technology companies jumping into the healthcare space.
Government officials in Indiana are optimistic that by taking advantage of big data, they can lower infant mortality rates throughout the state.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week plans to issue a Request for Proposal for the development of a new scheduling system. In June, VA CIO Stephen Warren told a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee that the agency would turn to the private sector to find replacement technology.
The participation of health system leadership and timely and accurate communication are among the biggest factors contributing to the success of hospital participation in a health information exchange, according to research published this month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Informatics.
In July 2012, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a 563-bed Children's and university hospital in Hershey, Pennslyvania, launched a telemedicine network to provide stroke care to rural patients in Central Pennsylvania. The hub-and-spoke network, which started off with five initial partners, now has doubled in size, and, according to neurologist Raymond Reichwein, is set to add four more partner hospitals over the next six months.
The use of predictive analytics has helped to improve the efficiency of care delivered by providers at Massachusetts General Hospital. In particular, a search-engine tool developed in 2007 known as the Queriable Patient Interface Dossier (QPID) has been key to those efforts.