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State Medicare policies for telemedicine impact use of services

State policies on telemedicine use under Medicare can have a great impact on adoption of the technology, according to a report published in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

How HIEs can reduce repeat imaging, save money

Physicians with access to a health information exchange order fewer repeat imaging tests, which leads to moderate savings, according to research in the  Journal of the American College of Radiology.

New CEO, Epic implementation may have caused top leaders to leave Denver Health Medical Center

An exodus of executives and doctors at Denver Health Medical Center may have been prompted by the addition of a new CEO and large investments made to install Epic at the health system.

GAO: Holding VA to time frame on benefits management system will be difficult

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made progress in implementing its electronic benefits management system, but delays continue to plague the rollout, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Health IT has role to play in Joe Biden's 'moonshot' to cure cancer

A "moonshot" initiative spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden is underway to find a cure for cancer, and health IT will have a big role to play in the effort.

HHS launches Invent Health to support small-scale inventors

A new venture from the Health and Humans Services Department's Idea Lab, Invent Health, is looking for inventors to create new tools to advance healthcare.

AMA invests $15M to launch healthcare innovation company

The American Medical Association is jumping into healthcare innovation with a $15 million investment to help launch Health2047 Inc., a company that will examine solutions to the most pressing challenges in healthcare.

HIT startups may see more scrutiny following Theranos scandal

Startups may find the healthcare market harder to break into and the scrutiny of what they offer more severe after recent reports about the veracity of lab testing company Theranos' technology.

Telemedicine use at senior living communities reduces ED visits

Providers, payers and other organizations should consider teaming up with senior living communities on telemedicine to reduce visits to the emergency department.

HIMSS report: Men in HIT make more than women; average salary is $111K

Men working in the healthcare technology field make about $26,000 more than women, with the average salary for such professionals at $111,000, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2015 Compensation Survey found.