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Despite ICD-10 challenges, many providers optimistic they'll meet deadline

With one month left until healthcare organizations must begin using ICD-10, 57 percent of respondents to a recent survey say they still are not on track to meet the Oct. 1 deadline. Of that 57 percent, however, 85 percent say they'll be ready on time, according to healthcare billing company Navicure.

3 ways healthcare CIOs can avoid an FTC lawsuit over security

Chief information officers need to take steps to mitigate potential lawsuits from the Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies resulting from cybersecurity incidents, according to attorneys Richard Raysman and Francesca Morris.

VA's Yammer troubles won't deter HHS use of platform

A recent report called the Department of Veterans Affairs' use of social network Yammer improper, but that's not stopping the Department of Health and Human Services from using the tool.

Can policy management software improve compliance?

A policy management system can help hospitals stay on top of myriad regulatory requirements and improve compliance in several ways, a recent commentary in Becker's Hospital Review contends.  

Google teams up with Sanofi on diabetes treatment

Google is continuing a push to make its mark on diabetes treatment by partnering with European pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Health IT tools lack proof of effectiveness

There are myriad apps, tools and technologies entering the healthcare marketplace--but most lack proof that they are helping consumers battle disease and stay healthy.

How new laws, guidelines impact the telehealth landscape

Coverage for telemedicine services has been rapidly growing across the U.S., and new laws and rules surrounding the technology will create new opportunities and challenges, Nathaniel Lacktman, an attorney at Foley & Lardner, writes in a post at  Health Care Law Today.

Colorado Board of Medicine adopts flexible telemedicine guidelines

New telemedicine guidelines adopted by the Colorado Medical Board pave the way for more flexible and expanded use of the technology in the state.

Telehealth may help patients control hypertension, but engagement a barrier

Telehealth is an acceptable tool for controlling and monitoring hypertension, but problems persist when using the technology in these cases, according to a study conducted by researchers in England.

Sensor-based remote monitoring system keeps elderly out of hospital

A wireless sensor system used to monitor elderly people at assisted living facilities and at home is helping to detect illness and keep them out of the hospital.