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ATA to Congress: Incentivize patient-generated health data

Congressional leaders were urged in a letter sent this week by organizations--including the American Telemedicine Association and the Continua Health Alliance--to consider incentivizing patient-generated health data. By doing so, the organizations write, patients would be "far more likely... to make healthy lifestyle changes."

Oregon hospital uses telemedicine to save a baby's life

Doctors at Oregon Health & Science University recently used telemedicine to save a 7-month-old baby's life, according to an article in the  Portland Business Journal.

Web-based platform for kidney disease patients can be useful

A web-based platform designed to improve patient safety in chronic kidney disease can be useful and effective, according to a new study published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Homeland Security officials aware of cybersecurity threats to

An official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications revealed at a House committee hearing Wednesday that DHS was aware of roughly 16 reports of cybersecurity threats to from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Big data, cloud computing make data access more democratic

Advances in big data and cloud computing are providing more democratic access to the reams of information the government collects, federal officials said at the Armed Forces Communications and...

US, UK launch health data sharing cloud

The United States and the United Kingdom plan to consolidate de-identified data from several agencies, making it available on a cloud-based research platform.

ONC initiative looks to curb prescription drug abuse

A new Standards & Interoperability Framework initiative launched today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to create a common technical standard to allow prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) to share data with health IT tools used by providers for clinical decision support.

Building an HIT foundation, for hospitals, has only just begun

Healthcare providers have only just begun to build health IT foundations, according to panelists who recently spoke at  The Economist's  Health Care Forum in Boston.

Urban Health Plan harnesses tech for quality improvement

Technology has been a cornerstone to the growth of Urban Health Plan (UHP), which serves patients in the Bronx and Queens of New York City according to a case study from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

David Blumenthal: 'Broken' IT procurement process key to mess

The federal IT procurement process is a complex mess in need of a major overhaul, according to David Blumenthal, former National Coordinator for Health IT.