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Susannah Fox: How the US, UK collaborate on data use in healthcare

Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Susannah Fox traveled to the United Kingdom recently to share how the U.S. uses technology and data to empower people at every level of healthcare, she says in a blog post.

ONC unveils draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory for comment

A draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory has been released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and reflects updates based on input obtained from the public as well as the Health IT Standards Committee.

Lawmakers push telestroke bill to increase access for Medicare patients

When someone is suffering from a stroke, time is of the essence, which is why two House lawmakers are proposing a bill that would change when Medicare beneficiaries can receive telestroke services.

ICD-10 and fraud: Examining the potential threats

Fraud prevention in healthcare is a constant effort. And as the industry continues to evolve--particularly as stakeholders transition from the ICD-9 code set to ICD-10--such efforts, no doubt, will be put to the test.   But where do the biggest threats lie amid the massive shift, in which the total number of codes in use jumps from 15,000 to 68,000 overnight on Oct. 1, 2015? Special Report

Partners HealthCare gets $12.3M from NIH for genomic research

Partners HealthCare is getting $12.3 million from the federal government to research how to inform patients about health conditions in their DNA.

CMS takes steps to minimize ICD-10 errors, but impact unknown until implementation

Actions taken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the ICD-10 transition could help to minimize errors, according to a report, but the impact of errors that do occur won't be known until the new code set is implemented.

Tampa General CIO Scott Arnold: Consumer-like conveniences will be a growing demand [Q&A]

Tampa General Hospital is in the midst of revamping its digital presence, with a focus on creating consumer-facing conveniences. The program, a very large undertaking, according to Chief Information...

Veterans show interest in use of computerized psychotherapies for treatment

Interest among veterans receiving outpatient treatment in use of computerized psychotherapies is high and an area where further efforts may be of interest, according to a recent study.

Defects, lack of timeline plague rollout of VA benefits management system

Continued defects and a lack of response-time goals have plagued the rollout of the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic benefits management system, which has yet to be fully developed despite nearly $1 billion poured into the project since fiscal year 2009, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Taking telemedicine to school: How providers, educators are keeping kids in class

With kids back in school, many providers are helping to keep students healthy and in the classroom using telemedicine.   This report examines the efforts of three providers and the reactions from parents, nurses and faculty.   Special Report