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 find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Dan Bowman

Technology key to CVS' disruption of the healthcare industry

For many patients, access and affordability often are the most important determinants as to where, when and how they will receive care. To that end, CVS Health's status as a disruptor in the healthcare industry continues to grow.

Online interactions motivate sedentary cardiac patients to exercise

Online interactive planning sessions personalized to an individual's needs were found to be an effective tool for initiating physical activity among sedentary cardiac patients, according to a new study.

Google Flu Trends site shuts down

The Google Flu Trends website has shut down, members of the Flu Trends team announced. The team now will send its flu and dengue data from its search signals directly to partners including Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life sciences team to split from Google X, form separate company under Alphabet

Alphabet's life sciences team, which has been in charge of development of a smart contact lens, among other innovations, will split from Google's X lab and become its own entity under the new holding company.

Chronic disease, elderly patients to fuel growth of home health technologies market

Increased use of remote medical consultations to improve healthcare for chronic disease and elderly patients, particularly as cost models shift in the industry, will fuel steady growth of the global home health technologies market, according to a new report.

Health breach lawsuit dismissals could prove relevant to similar cases

An appellate court's decision to uphold a pair of class-action lawsuit dismissals related to a 2013 hospital data breach could prove relevant to similar current lawsuits.

Data executives can help hospitals save lives, cut costs

According to recent research from the National Quality Forum, providers are struggling to make good use of their data. Challenges cited in the report include leveraging data for benchmarking and quality improvement and ensuring data are meaningful and clinically relevant.

All of those hurdles represent patient lives and money being left on the table. To that end, health systems would be wise to consider hiring a chief data officer.

Emergency doc develops inexpensive, 3-D printed stethoscope

An emergency doctor in the Gaza strip has designed an inexpensive stethoscope that can outperform some of its more highly priced competitors.

How CVS uses telehealth, EHRs to improve patient care

While telemedicine and electronic health records are helping health providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, they also are helping pharmacy retailers stake a legitimate claim in the industry, according to Tobias Barker, vice president of medical operations for CVS MinuteClinic.

Karen DeSalvo: In hindsight, we needed common interoperability standards

A common set of standards for the exchange of electronic health information likely could have improved the current state of interoperability in the industry, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said.