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CIO Spotlight: Data analytics a big focus for University of Maryland Medical System [Interview]

New health technology projects are always underway at the University of Maryland Medical System, but one that is stealing chief information officer Jon Burns' attention is building a data analytics structure.

ATA outlines 3 priority areas for broadband policy in healthcare delivery

Federal policies when it comes to broadband deployment should address needs and opportunities for specific services and uses, especially when it comes to healthcare delivery, the American Telemedicine Association writes in a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Challenges persist to collection, use of routine health data

Routine data can be a helpful tool in healthcare, but for such information to have a real impact--especially in the creation of a  learning health system--certain challenges must be addressed.

NIH program to catalogue biological molecules impacted by exercise

A new program by the National Institutes of Health will identify and catalogue biological molecules that are affected by physical activity.

House bill would clarify HIPAA guidance

In an effort to help patients suffering from mental illness, a newly proposed House bill looks to clarify and formalize guidance on HIPAA privacy rules.

Ohio providers team up to commercialize health technologies

More than two dozen hospitals in Ohio are teaming up to commercialize healthcare technologies.

Data projects receive funding from BUILD Health Challenge

Eighteen projects using data to improve health in low-income communities are getting grants from the BUILD Health Challenge.

Senate hearing tackles MU Stage 3, data exchange, systems interoperability

Legislators, EHR vendors and others discussed ways to improve electronic health record exchange and interoperability of health IT systems at a Senate committee hearing today.

American Well sues Teladoc over alleged patent infringement

American Well is suing Teladoc, saying the telemedicine provider infringed on its intellectual property.

Healthcare CIO: Balancing IT needs during health system mergers can't be an afterthought

During mergers and acquisitions, too often the dominant organization isn't sensitive to the needs of the less-dominant player, whose IT leaders become more concerned about protecting their own "shop." The effects can be disastrous, according to Scott MacLean, deputy CIO at Partners HealthCare in Boston.