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
Third parties receive personal health information from more than 90 percent of visits to health-related websites, according to research to be published in the March 2015 issue of Communication of the ACM.
In ruling, 3-2, in favor of net neutrality Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission declared that there would be no paid prioritization, meaning no "fast lanes" for certain kinds of Internet traffic. While many in the healthcare industry see that as a positive, with a belief that private companies with deeper pockets should not necessarily receive preferential treatment over those with less means, some feel that defining the Internet as a public utility, in essence, already is a first step toward creating a fast lane for health data.
Breaches of protected health information increased more than 25 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to a new analysis published this week.
Of nearly 15,000 test claims received by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid for the first round of end-to-end ICD-10 testing, 81 percent were accepted, according to statistics revealed by the agency Wednesday.
Of 50 initiatives highlighted on CSO's annual list of groundbreaking safety and security efforts, 11 are endeavors in the healthcare industry, with eight of those recognized in the top 20.
It seems as if finally--after three delays and endless back-and-forth arguments about merits, costs and complexities—the transition to ICD-10 will happen this October. To briefly recap:
- First, the deadline was set for October 2011. Then this happened in January 2009
- Then, the deadline was set for October 2013. Then this happened in February 2012
- Then, the deadline was pushed back to October 2014. Then this came out of left field last spring
Will the fourth time be the charm?
As the federal government continues to push for value over volume when it comes to healthcare, providers--like those at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics--increasingly are turning to technologies such as analytics to bolster their efforts.
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Submcommittee on Health made clear at a hearing examining ICD-10 implementation on Wednesday that they do not want to see the transition delayed yet again.
ICD-10 implementation costs for small physician practices are significantly lower than estimates touted by the American Medical Association this time last year, according to survey results published this week in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.
Federal health information technology efforts received a proverbial shot in the arm last week when President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for FY2016 last week.