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Digital physician-patient communication: Do the pros really outweigh the cons?

Despite acknowledgement that digital communication is increasingly becoming a standard feature of the healthcare landscape, and often with meaningful ben efits, a  Quartz  c olumn  by Esther Choo, M.D., an emergency physician and assistant professor at Warren Alpert Medical School, explored the downsides of e-health for patients and physicians.

eHealth Initiative roadmap calls for alignment of HIT regulatory efforts

Interoperability and Meaningful Use efforts need to be aligned with other healthcare regulatory and industry initiatives, according to the eHealth Initiative, which on Thursday unveiled its 2020 roadmap for transforming health IT.

HIT professionals must have 'customer empathy' when creating software

To create software that works, health IT professionals need to have "customer empathy," said Todd Dunn, director of innovation for Intermountain Healthcare's I.S. Organization.

Report: Health IT market moves to more powerful care delivery method

As venture capitalists pump more money into healthcare tech and innovation, and companies make more valuable contributions to the field, the industry is entering Health Market 2.0, according to a report by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

High school coding programs give students taste of health information management

Rural hospitals in Kansas aren't waiting for students to graduate from high school to spark their interest in medical coding. They turn to health information management professionals to start the credentialing process early on--before students even get their high school diplomas.

Google Trends promising for health research, but needs more transparency

While Google Trends has the potential to help with access to population data on behavior and its link to health and healthcare, it needs to be more transparent to be a useful tool, according to a new study.

Broward Health CIO: IT is the 'heartbeat of the enterprise'

Life as a hospital CIO is full of twists and turns, according to Broward Health CIO Doris Peek.

Interoperability challenges plague most ACOs

Although accountable care organizations (ACOs) were designed in part to improve care by sharing data through various sources, lack of interoperability remains an ironic yet significant challenge, according to a su rvey  from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

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.

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.