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 new ICD-10 end-to-end testing period for providers, as well as associated guidance for testing, was revealed this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Despite the seemingly constant threat of another delay to ICD-10, hospitals and physician practices would be wise to forge ahead with implementation, writes Deborah Grider, a healthcare consultant and current president of the Indiana Health Information Management Association.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) called ICD-10 "an important milestone in the future of healthcare technologies," in a statement this week on implementation of the coding set.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pressing "full steam ahead" to develop a unique device identifier system for medical devices, according to Jeffrey Shuren, director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
To ensure high provider engagement in the use of mobile health technologies, developers must keep their concepts simple and straightforward, according to Shivdev Rao, a physician advisor in residence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Technology Development Center.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak believes that, despite all of the strides made in health IT over the last few years, data collection efforts have hit a lull.
Any attempts to delay, again, ICD-10 compliance would be a waste of time and money, and should be opposed, eight healthcare organizations--including the American Hospital Association and the Premier healthcare alliance--stressed to members of Congress in a recent letter.
For population health management partnerships to be successful, it's important to figure out and understand the phenotype of a community, according to Dana Ball, executive director of the T1D Exchange, which looks to facilitate better care for type 1 diabetes patients.
The ICD-10 Coalition did not take kindly to American Medical Association President Robert Wah's characterization of ICD-10 as a droid serving Star Wars' antagonist Darth Vader, in an address to AMA's House of Delegates last month.
The Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers' Health (MEDTECH) Act, which aims to exempt low-risk medical software and mobile medical apps from regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, officially was introduced to Congress Dec. 4.