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AMIA urges changes in quality measurement, informatics policies

The American Medical Informatics Association is urging the federal government to rethink its informatics policies as it moves to value-based payment models.

Pew seeks support to advance UDI data use in claims forms

The Pew Charitable Trusts is asking the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics for support in advancing use of unique device identifier data in insurance claims forms.

Western Reserve CIO Pam Banchy: Flexibility required to balance large initiatives, day-to-day tasks [Q&A]

CIO Pam Banchy spoke with  FierceHealthIT  about how Western Reserve Hospital handles cybersecurity, what she enjoys most about the job and how she sees the role of CIO changing.

Healthcare employees must know the role they play in keeping patient data safe

One key to keeping patient data safe is making sure that those who handle it know their responsibility for safeguarding the information, according to Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Texas Medical Board president defends telemedicine policies

There is a misconception that Texas is behind the times in terms of its telemedicine policy, when there actually are "very few telemedicine scenarios which are prohibited" in the Lone Star State, according to Michael Arambula, M.D, president of the Texas Medical Board.  

PrecisionFDA cloud platform unveiled

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has unveiled its open-source genomic platform, PrecisionFDA, in a "closed beta," according to  Fedscoop.

HIT execs talk innovation, cybersecurity, patient engagement at Connected Health Conference

Last week, health IT experts converged at the National Harbor in Maryland, to discuss the ever-changing role of technology in healthcare at HIMSS' Connected Health Conference.

Karen DeSalvo: Near-term HIT strategy includes making usable data readily available

Usable data needs will be a priority for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT down the road, according to head Karen DeSalvo.

Participation low, often unhelpful in cyberthreat information-sharing

A recent review of the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), set up in 2012 to speed up detection and response to cyberattacks, highlights how far the industry has to go to effectively share information on cybersecurity

Connected Health 2015: Boston Children's Hospital discharge tool puts patient, parents in control

When engaging with patients and families after hospital discharge, Kelly Dunn, R.N., says that a staff nurse at Boston Children's Hospital used to sit at a desk and make calls to each home. That process would take a couple hours, and often the call went to voicemail. With that in mind, staffers asked themselves: How can we use digital technology to reach out to families? They came up with a tool called DisCo, or Discharge Communications.