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Latest Headlines

AHA raises concerns about interoperability provisions in 21st Century Cures Act

The American Hospital Association expressed concerns about the interoperability provisions in the 21st Century Cures legislation in a letter sent to Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

CHIME: Patient identification the biggest challenge to safe health data exchange

Healthcare IT stakeholder groups in the last week have spoken out about changes they would like to see made they believe would improve the 21st Century Cures Initiative.

State senators: Poor interoperability = taxpayer fraud

A pair of Connecticut state senators say that the lack of interoperability between electronic health records systems "amounts to taxpayer fraud" and call for passage of a bill that would levy civil fines against those found guilty of information blocking in an editorial published Saturday in the  New Haven Register.

IBM Watson partnerships aim to improve personalized healthcare

IBM Watson Health is looking to make its mark on personalized healthcare with two newly unveiled initiatives.

David Blumenthal: Healthcare's future depends on security, interoperability

New health information technologies could revolutionize the quality and convenience of future healthcare services, but privacy and security issues, as well as the looming problem of interoperability, must be dealt with first, according to David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund.

To err is human; EHRs must account for that, panelists say

To err is human, so when it comes to electronic health records, better technology is what's needed to make the programs safer, panelists said Wednesday during  Politico 's Outside In kick-off event in the District of Columbia.

Revamped MEDTECH Act looks to exempt low-risk software from FDA guidance

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) late Monday unveiled a revamped version of their Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers' Health (MEDTECH) Act, which aims to exempt low-risk medical software and mobile apps from regulation by the Food and Drug Administration while clarifying which offerings fall under federal authority.

Cedars-Sinai goes all-in on Apple HealthKit

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has become the latest provider organization to link its electronic medical records system to Apple's HealthKit software.

Pentagon digital service team to tackle VA EHR transfer, other IT projects

A new digital service team is coming to the Department of Defense that will build partnerships with the private sector on IT and data problems.

David Bowen: DHMSM infrastructure, sustainability a top priority [Q&A]

While health IT and military pundits alike are waiting with bated breath for the Department of Defense to end speculation and announce the winner of its coveted $11 billion Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract, the heavy lifting is just starting for the Defense Health Agency.