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Health IT groups praise interoperability roadmap

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth and Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission both recently wrote to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo with praise for ONC's interoperability roadmap, as well as recommendations for what can be changed, expanded and clarified.

Internet searches could help predict disease risks

Data from Internet searches could help predict trends in non-communicable diseases including heart disease and diabetes, according to a recently published study in the  Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

How Atrius Health integrates health information technology into provider workflow

For Atrius Health, the use of health information technology is the health system's "bread and butter," according to chief medical officer Joe Kimura, M.D.

NIH team to help shape Precision Medicine Initiative

A newly former working group of the advisory committee to the National Institutes of Health Director will consist of precision medicine experts who will seek public input on the development of the President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.

Premera lawsuits prolong cybersecurity nightmare

The nightmare isn't over for Premera, as five class action lawsuits have been filed against the health insurer as a result of a 2014 cyberattack. 

FDA's Bakul Patel: Agency taking 'hands-off approach' to wellness devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stands at a crossroads when it comes to regulation and the influx of wearable health tools. So far, the FDA intends to do too little instead of too much.

Google, Johnson & Johnson take on surgical robots

Google and Johnson & Johnson device company Ethicon are teaming up to create robots to assist surgeons.

What libraries can teach healthcare about interoperability

The healthcare industry should turn to libraries to learn how to share information, according to Charis Anne Baz Takaro, a project/policy analyst at University Health Services at the University of California, Berkeley.

How ICD-10 could ease reimbursement efforts

While preparing for ICD-10 should include actively protecting your organization's revenue stream, the new code set almost certainly will make some aspects of reimbursement easier, according to Pam Jodock, HIMSS senior director of health business solutions.

Information technology's impact on hospital C-suite growth

The C-suite is growing at healthcare provider organizations as technology requires the creation of new leadership positions--from chief technology officer to chief information security officers.