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Inspector General slams VA's IT oversight

More than five years after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new system to manage its IT projects, its still lacks the required discipline and accountability for effective oversight, according to a new inspector general report.

Docs to ONC: Ease administrative burden of health IT

The American Academy of Family Physicians is urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to ease the burden on physicians trying to comply with federal health IT goals.

Why HIT doesn't ensure better care coordination

Doctors who use EHRs are only slightly more likely than those who don't to receive the patient information they need for coordinated care, according to research from AHRQ researchers who surveyed 4,500 office-based physicians. They found that roughly 33 percent used an EHR system and shared patient health information electronically.

Survey: Majority of healthcare CIOs satisfied with career path

Chief information officers increasingly are engaging with key executives on the role of technology at their hospitals, and most are focused on the greater mission of their health system, according to executive search firm SSi-Search's findings based on its annual CIO survey.

Wearables in healthcare: Examining the impact on providers and patients

One of the most promising aspects of new technology in the healthcare industry is the ability to provide better, faster care while engaging patients in their own treatments; to that end, wearables are making a big impact.  Read more...

Ed Marx outlines key elements of HIT governance policy

Ed Marx, chief information officer of Texas Health Resources, compares the need to develop your own governance model to cultural differences--it has to work for your own organizational culture.

Nearly 90 percent of insurers embracing IT to handle challenges, opportunities

As insurers continue adopting new payment models and benefit designs, more than 88 percent said they will use health information technology to transform their organizations, according to a new survey from HealthEdge. 

Why barriers between tech, healthcare are fading

The barriers between healthcare and tech companies are disappearing as companies focused on greater efficiency disrupt the landscape, Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts, investors at a venture capital firm Venrock, write at  Harvard Business Review.

Telemedicine beneficial for patients with musculoskeletal disease

Even if a patient has a condition that might seem like it would not lend itself to treatment and management through telemedicine, such as musculoskeletal disease, the technology can make a difference, according to Daniel L. Albert, M.D.

University of Chicago to examine flow of HIT in communities

The University of Chicago's Computation Institute and the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences are teaming up to assess healthcare innovation.