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Women in healthcare IT must lead the way for others

Women continue to make a big impact in many industries, including healthcare, but when it comes to them holding leadership positions there is still progress to be made.

Citrus Valley Health's Martin Kleinbart: Data sharing is about trust

With diabetes prevalent at a rate more than twice the national average, Citrus Valley Health Partners in Orange County, California, set out to create a health information exchange as a means to better manage and coordinate care for its population. To that end, Chief Strategy Officer Martin Kleinbart spoke exclusively to FierceHealthIT about Citrus Valley's efforts.

NIH grants enable use of big data to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Big data will play a role in understanding sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) thanks to grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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.

Brookings roadmap outlines UDI implementation

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's plan for a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) system represents a "landmark step" toward improving patient safety and post-market surveillance, implementing it effectively won't be easy. To help with that, the Brookings Institution has published a new research paper presenting a roadmap for implementing such a system.

ONC updated HIT plan focuses on interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, released today and spanning from 2015-2020, will focus on the collection, use and sharing of interoperable health information.

3 ways to improve patients' access to care

When it comes to creating the optimal patient experience, there is no magic wand healthcare providers can wave. But one major piece to the puzzle is improving patients' access to care, Daniel Palestrant, M.D., writes in an article in  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.

Consumers want provider guidance when looking up health info online

When looking for health information online, consumers prefer guidance from their caregivers to find the information they need, according to a study by researchers at the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Australia.

Congratulations to the 2014 Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition honorees

Jvion's RevEgis, M2Sys Technology's RightPatient and eHealth Technologies' eHealth Connect Image Exchange each earned "Best-In-Show" accolades for FierceMarkets' second...

Karen DeSalvo: Candid feedback on HIT regulations, policies crucial

Health IT holds promise for delivery of care and improvement of care, but there must be interoperability of systems, flexible oversight of technology and governance policies for it to reach its full potential, according to panelists at a Bipartisan Policy Center event held Wednesday in the District of Columbia.