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 email@example.com. You can also follow his tweets @FierceHealthIT and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Dan Bowman
A revised version of the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act, currently circulating through Congress in draft form, takes a more "simple and straightforward" approach than its predecessor to health IT regulation, health attorney Brad Thompson tells FierceHealthIT.
While health IT wasn't directly mentioned in President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, two proposals touted--on cybersecurity and personalized medicine--have the potential to alter the landscape of the industry to varying degrees.
Draft guidance documents published Friday morning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in compliance with actions outlined in its FDASIA Health IT Report, propose both to regulate medical device accessories based on risks they present when used as intended with their parent devices and not regulate products intended only for general wellness.
Current healthcare technology must be more efficient and interoperable for telemedicine to truly become ubiquitous, according to Humayun Chaudhry, president and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards.
Much of the tone regarding healthcare at this year's international Consumer Electronics Show focused on ensuring the safety of consumer data shared via wearable devices and other technologies, with both HIMSS (via its Personal Connected Health Alliance) and the Federal Trade Commission speaking out about looming privacy risks.
Still, that didn't take away from the bevy of innovative new tools on display in Las Vegas last week.
In considering the twists and turns facing the health IT industry in 2015, it's interesting to read through others' forecasts for the coming year.
While core system updates are a vital part of Sue Schade's job, the potential to innovate is one of the biggest drivers for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers CIO on a day-to-day basis.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke about privacy protection, including for health data.
Throughout 2014, telemedicine continued to make inroads for patient care efforts. For instance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in its final physician fee schedule rule posted last fall, agreed to cover a majority of services proposed in July, including psychotherapy and annual wellness visits.