Dan Bowman

Biography for Dan Bowman

Dan Bowman serves as senior editor of all of Fierce's Health IT publications (FierceHealthIT, FierceMobileHealthcareFierceEMR 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 dbowman@fiercemarkets.com. You can also follow his tweets @FierceHealthIT and @Dan_Bowman and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Dan Bowman

Concerns linger amid OpenNotes success

While recent research shows the OpenNotes initiative has helped improve patient-doctor relationships and clarify misunderstandings, some concerns remain, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) outlines.

Reporting structure for HHS CISO focus of congressional hearing

Under legislation proposed last month by Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Billy Long (R-Mo.) in the wake of continued cyberattacks on the healthcare industry, the president would appoint a chief information security officer (CISO) for the Department of Health and Human Services. However, witnesses at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday focusing on the bill voiced concern about potentially politicizing such a position.

ONC task force recommends PMI addendum to Interoperability Roadmap

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should consider developing a Precision Medicine Initiative addendum to its Interoperability Roadmap, the agency's Precision Medicine Task Force recommended this week.

With end of ICD-10 grace period looming, docs must be mindful of code specificity

As the end of the first year under ICD-10 fast approaches, physicians who filed claims under the Medicare Part B physician fee schedule must be mindful that the end one-year grace period from post-payment reviews also looms.

Telemedicine industry must embrace scrutiny to ensure quality

Research published earlier this week in JAMA Dermatology examining the accuracy and quality of services delivered by direct-to-consumer telemedicine companies caused quite a stir in the healthcare industry.

CHIME to lawmakers: Ransomware a subset of broader cybersecurity threat

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives would like lawmakers to look into incentivizing healthcare providers for demonstrating a "minimum level of cyberattack readiness," it said in a statement this week to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terror.

ATA16: Reduced heart failure readmissions stemmed from telehealth network participation, providers say

The reduction of readmission rates for heart failure patients is just one of the benefits touted by health system representatives of the Illinois Telehealth Network on Tuesday at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Minneapolis.

ATA16: Telemedicine must continue to evolve, ATA President-Elect James Peake says

Remote care remains an industry and a movement in flux, according to incoming American Telemedicine Association President James Peake.

ATA16: Telehealth helps Inova improve care access for stroke, behavioral health patients

Telehealth has been a boon for Inova Health System, particularly in the areas of neurosurgery and behavioral health, according to representatives from the Falls Church, Virginia-based provider who spoke Monday at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Minneapolis.

MACRA focus should be patient outcomes, not 'unnecessary burdens,' John Halamka says

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka believes that less could be more when it comes to physicians transitioning to the new programs outlined under the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act.