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Colorado Board of Medicine adopts flexible telemedicine guidelines

New telemedicine guidelines adopted by the Colorado Medical Board pave the way for more flexible and expanded use of the technology in the state.

CMS names William Rogers ICD-10 ombudsman

Emergency room physician William Rogers, who currently serves as director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues Team at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, was announced Thursday as the agency's ICD-10 ombudsman.

Telehealth may help patients control hypertension, but engagement a barrier

Telehealth is an acceptable tool for controlling and monitoring hypertension, but problems persist when using the technology in these cases, according to a study conducted by researchers in England.

Sensor-based remote monitoring system keeps elderly out of hospital

A wireless sensor system used to monitor elderly people at assisted living facilities and at home is helping to detect illness and keep them out of the hospital.

Investments in digital health sector soar

Investors are seeing the potential of digital health, with funding for startups in the area reaching billions of dollars.

Hillary Clinton touts promise of telemedicine, says tech should be reimbursable under Medicare

Telemedicine got its first shout out from a presidential candidate Wednesday when Hillary Clinton spoke about the tech during a speech in Iowa.

CVS' Andrew Sussman: Telehealth effort lets us explore various use cases [Q&A]

In announcing his company's most recent telehealth collaboration, Andrew Sussman, who serves as executive vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health, as well as president of MinuteClinic, said it gives provides the opportunity to try to improve the care of patients at home. 

Data warehousing helps researchers understand health of subpopulations

To understand health at a community level, subpopulations must be analyzed through use of granular data and powerful health technology, according to a study at the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Fuse data, randomized clinical trials to reduce problems

Randomized clinical trials help provide information on safety and outcomes of drugs and devices, but there are problems to using RCTs--problems that can be solved with the help of data stored in electronic health records.

Andrey Ostrovsky: Use of telehealth for children with special healthcare needs faces limitations [Q&A]

Telehealth can effectively provide services to children with special healthcare needs, but the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health in California found it's not being used to its full potential.

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.

Software helps Jackson Health train employees about phishing danger

With phishing attacks on the rise against healthcare organizations, Jackson Health System in Miami is preparing by better training workers to be alert.

CIO of Indian hospital touts importance of partnerships with startups

Health IT is growing rapidly in the U.S. and abroad, which is opening doors for startups and partnerships in the industry, including in Birmingham, Alabama.

CVS Health partners with American Well, Doctor on Demand, Teladoc

CVS and three top telemedicine companies are working together to look at how to improve patient care.

VA picks Systems Made Simple to head new scheduling system

Systems Made Simple has been picked by the Department of Veterans Affairs to create its new scheduling system.

Survey: 81 percent of C-suite execs have seen cyberattacks at their facilities

Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say that their organizations have been the target of cyberattacks during the past two years, and only about half feel that they are adequately prepared to thwart them, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey.

Texas Health Resources to put 'risk-based lens' on initiatives, CIO Joey Sudomir says

At Texas Health Resources, newly appointed CIO Joey Sudomir says one of the greatest opportunities to come in his job will be the ability to determine how the health IT department of the future will look.

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.

FDA task force: Use network of registries to track med devices

A new report calls for the creation of a national coordinated registries network to monitor medical devices after they become commercially available.

Sports teams experiment with HIT to keep athletes healthy

Whether athletes are on the court, field or pitch, many now are sporting fitness devices to help track their every move--creating a treasure trove of data sets that can be used to help predict and prevent injuries.