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How free mapping tools can shield docs from ICD-10 pain

While hospitals and other healthcare organizations have spent millions on consultants to help them transition to ICD-10, health IT developers have spurned the opportunity to insulate clinicians from having to deal with the administrative codes, according to former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider.

Online education to help meet need for sophisticated health IT workforce

There is increasing need for sophisticated technology workers in the industry, and education is one way to meet that need, according to Health and Human Services Department employees Michelle Washko and Jon White.

American Well 'exchanges' to connect patients immediately with providers

Patients will soon be able to use American Well services to find physicians immediately available for an online consultation or in-office appointment.

Panel: Despite health industry advances, education remains in 'Dark Ages'

Healthcare education is still "back in the Dark Ages," and as new advances in information and technology change the industry, the way the workforce learns and is educated also needs a reboot, according to panelists attending STEMHealth's forum "Moving at the Speed of Healthcare."

How data is the cornerstone of population health management [Special Report]

Population health management has the power to transform healthcare, but that won't happen without robust data and use of analytics.   In this exclusive special report,  FierceHealthIT  takes a look at how data is impacting population health initiatives at these organizations, challenges the tsunami of data in healthcare brings with it and what the future of population health looks like. Report

Mass General plans to debut telemedicine service for second opinions this fall

Come fall, Massachusetts General Hospital will allow patients to seek second opinions through an online medicine service.

C-suite execs often see CISOs as cybersecurity scapegoats

Almost half of C-level executives throughout all industries lack confidence in their chief information security officer (CISO), often viewing him or her as a scapegoat when data breaches occur, according to a recent survey.

Risk management for ICD-10: 3 areas worth provider focus

With the deadline to transition to ICD-10 rapidly approaching, providers must continue efforts to ensure the code set switch goes smoothly.

Hospital set to unveil robotic doctor to streamline remote consults

Patients at Cornerstone Hospital Medical Center in Houston may soon be helped by a doctor named Bentley, who's not made of flesh and bone, but wires and metal.

Drones and drugs: Despite progress, barriers remain for healthcare use

The first government-approved drone delivery in the U.S. occurred late last week, and the wares the machine carried were packages of medicine.