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

HHS Office for Civil Rights sends preliminary surveys for Phase 2 of HIPAA audit program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has sent pre-audit screening surveys to covered entities that could be selected to participate in Phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program, OCR has confirmed.

Security experts worry about 'spear phishing' in wake of CareFirst breach

Security experts weighing in on Wednesday's breach of health insurer CareFirst, which impacted 1.1 million current and former customers, said the compromised information could be used for everything from medical identity fraud to future attacks geared toward extracting even more data from victims. What's more, they believe this is only the beginning for breaches of this nature.

Hack attack on CareFirst compromises info for 1.1 million consumers

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Wednesday announced that it was the target of a cyberattack that compromised information of about 1.1 million current and former consumers, as well as individuals who conducted business with the company online. The attack was discovered last month during information technology security efforts conducted in the wake of other recent high-profile cyberattacks on fellow payers Anthem and Premera discovered earlier this year.

John Halamka: Charter organization to ensure interoperability doesn't make sense

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, speaking out against a bill included in the 21st Century Cures Act that would result in the dissolution of the Health IT Standards Committee, offers up several ways to accelerate the interoperability of electronic health records in a recent blog post.

AMA backs play to eliminate ICD-10

The American Medical Association has come out in support of legislation proposed late last month by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) that aims to ban the use of ICD-10.

Optum pulls out of Healthcare.gov project

Optum, the technology wing of UnitedHealth Group tasked with buoying HealthCare.gov after its rocky start, is discontinuing its work on the government run insurance website after declaring "mission accomplished" on Thursday.

CHIME: Patient identification the biggest challenge to safe health data exchange

Healthcare IT stakeholder groups in the last week have spoken out about changes they would like to see made they believe would improve the 21st Century Cures Initiative.

State senators: Poor interoperability = taxpayer fraud

A pair of Connecticut state senators say that the lack of interoperability between electronic health records systems "amounts to taxpayer fraud" and call for passage of a bill that would levy civil fines against those found guilty of information blocking in an editorial published Saturday in the New Haven Register.

Massive health system virtual care center nears completion

Mercy Health System's telehealth division Mercy Virtual is closing in on completion of its new virtual care center. The Chesterfield, Missouri-based system, which has been touting the project since 2011, broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility last May; the facility will house all of Mercy's telehealth programs.

Karen DeSalvo to step down as ONC head if confirmed for HHS role

President Barack Obama late Wednesday announced his intent to nominate current National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo for Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.