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Culture change key to successful patient engagement, say providers, innovators

Successful patient engagement by provider organizations is as much about culture change as updated technology, according to stakeholders speaking last week at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's annual consumer summit in the District of Columbia.

ONC to develop patient-generated health data policy framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will develop a policy framework for identifying best practices, gaps and opportunities for the use of patient-generated health data in research and care delivery through 2024, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo announced Thursday.

Hospitals tout success on Day 1 of ICD-10 transition

Day 1 of ICD-10 use was a relative success, according to several hospital IT and information management leaders who spoke to  FierceHealthIT.

Value-based care: Will the industry ever be ready to ditch fee-for-service?

The Triple Aim. Bundled Payments. Accountable care organizations. FierceHealthcare has written countless articles about these initiatives to move the healthcare industry away from fee-to-service to...

Despite an overwhelming real-world presence, mobile still an exception in medicine

When you spend hours every week reading and writing about mobile healthcare--interviewing top minds and innovators--it's hard to fathom a scenario in which these tools are not taking root in the industry ubiquitously. But after recently spending 17 hours in the emergency room of one of the best hospitals in New York, I quickly realize that mHealth technology is still in a very young stage when it comes to day-to-day healthcare delivery.

The evolution of ACOs and what it may look like in the future [Special Report]

In this special report,  FierceHealthcare  talks to experts and providers about the evolution of ACOs, the most significant changes to the model and what the future holds. 

Risk management, security strategies key to current mHealth acceptance

Providers and care support teams are just as wary as their patients of mHealth security and privacy, claims a risk management and patient safety specialist.

Flexible wearables promising, but face many challenges to health success

Healthcare wearables face a variety of challenges, including the development of an industry that will drive value-added solutions, and privacy, political and treatment issues that could divert attention from innovation, according to Robert Reuss, Ph.D.

Patient-centric strategy a shift in the right direction for ONC

Listening back to testimony delivered by Intel's Eric Dishman and others last week at a Senate committee hearing on improving consumer access to electronic health records, it's clear that the Office of the National Coordinator's decision to focus more on the patient in its updated federal health IT strategy is the right one.

ATA 2015 Fall Forum: HIT investors impressed by clinical viability, scalability

Scalability and sustainability are among the most important predictors of success for telehealth and other health IT efforts, according to investors who spoke at the American Telemedicine Association's annual fall forum last week in the District of Columbia.