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Mayo Clinic survey: Few patients have experience with video calls

Patients support use of telehealth from home via videoconferencing, but hurdles such as the consumer's age and distance from a clinic remain, according to a study published this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Poor communication tech negatively affects population health management

More than 70 percent of healthcare providers say ineffective communication technology wastes valuable time, according to a recent survey.

False-positive mammograms, overdiagnosis could cost US $4B a year

The costs of false-positive mammograms and overdiagnoses of breast cancer could be about $4 billion a year, according to a new study published this month in  Health Affairs.

WEDI: Interoperability roadmap must 'better reflect' health IT realities

In response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's interoperability roadmap, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange conducted a survey on information exchange efforts and sent a comment letter to the agency on the results.

NAACP: Health systems fail to diversify leadership ranks

While the healthcare industry's supply of well-paying jobs makes it key to bridging the racial economic equality gap in the United States, the stubborn lack of diversity in upper management indicates significant room for improvement, according to a new report from the NAACP.

HITRUST to conduct study on cybersecurity in healthcare

In an effort to look at the severity of cyberthreats in healthcare, HITRUST will perform a comprehensive study to better understand the magnitude and reasons behind attacks on the industry

Marshfield Clinic improves drug safety through alerts

A drug safety alert program at the Marshfield Clinic provides up-to-date information to help inform drug therapy decisions, according to a  report  in the  Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.

Poor provider ICD-10 prep threatens other healthcare stakeholders

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is warning that many healthcare organizations have not taken advantage of the one-year delay for implementation of ICD-10 and uncertainty about further delays is the biggest obstacle to readiness.

4 ways to improve health data collection

A framework is required to advance a culture of health and change how health-related data is collected and used, according to a  paper  in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

Federal resources aim to improve states' usage of health information technology

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, through a partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is making available tools and resources for states participating in the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative.