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Telehealth empowers in-home nurses, patients

Telehealth is becoming an essential tool for empowering nurses out in the field as they care for their patients, according to Visiting Nurse Services of New York telehealth program manager Alice Rainford-Miller.

To manage health IT effectively, spread the responsibility

Managing health IT effectively requires strong governance and shared decision-making, according to consultant Dick Taylor, M.D., in an article at  InformationWeek.

Best practices for payer health management programs

Health IT tools and more transparent relationships with providers are among the best practices that can help health insurance companies improve health management programs, according to a new report by IDC Health Insights.

3 ways health IT startups can stand out

Healthcare IT is a booming industry for startups, with $5 billion invested into digital health this year alone. But with so many companies entering into health IT, startups have to find ways to stand out from the rest. New companies will have to find unique technologies and unique ideas to make an impact, according to an article at  CIO.com

Digital health revolution 'has failed'

While the health industry is thriving, the digital health revolution has failed, according to Anna McCollister-Slipp, co-founder of Galileo Analytics and member of the judging panel for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.

Hospital CIOs rarely make leap to CEO

When it comes to moving up the ranks, chief information officers rarely climb the rungs to becoming CEOs.

Debate grows in big data use for patient care

In the absence of clinical trials for guidance, physicians and researchers increasingly are looking at the troves of data that exist--on thousands or millions of patients with similar conditions--to set a course for patient care, according to an article in  The New York Times.

Facilities receive grants to grow resources for telehealth

More than 100 communities in 42 states will receive grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support care in rural areas, including funding to grow resources for telehealth solutions and help communities build networks of care.

New UCSF hospital to focus on patient engagement

At the University of California, San Francisco's soon-to-open Mission Bay Hospital, patient engagement will be one of the main focuses, according to Seth Bokser, medical director of IT at UCSF's Center for Digital Health.

HIMSS to Congress: 3 actions to improve health IT

HIMSS has presented three "Congressional Asks"--formal requests to Congress to accomplish specific goals to advance health IT.