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DeSalvo selection earns praise from CHIME, HIMSS, Mostashari

Reaction to the appointment of New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo as the next National Coordinator for Health IT continues to be positive, with several individuals and organizations concurring that her body of work will serve her well in a transition to the federal stage.

5 notable health IT headlines from 2013

Over the past year, a number of stories and trends stood out in healthcare IT. For instance, the government was more involved than ever before in setting the tone for how healthcare professionals are using, and will continue to use, technology. Hospital executives with an eye on improving care quality, lowering costs or streamlining productivity also increasingly turned to data analytics. What follows is  FierceHealthIT 's look at five of the year's biggest headlines. Read more...

Data brokers freely trade consumer health info--is it legal?

Data brokers trade on sensitive medical data with little oversight or regulation, a senate committee found on Wednesday. The report, discussed at U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on Wednesday, found that while the companies aren't necessarily guilty of any wrongdoing, the huge amount of consumer data available in the digital age should raise concerns.

ONC taps Karen DeSalvo as next National Coordinator

On Thursday, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced in an email to staff that Karen DeSalvo, who currently serves as the City of New Orleans Health Commissioner and Senior Health Policy Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will be the next National Coordinator for Health IT. DeSalvo succeeds Acting National Coordinator Jacob Reider, who replaced Farzad Mostashari, who resigned from ONC in October

Breaking News: ONC names Karen DeSalvo as next National Coordinator for Health IT

In an email sent to staff at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services this morning, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that Karen DeSalvo, who currently serves as the City of New Orleans Health Commissioner and Senior Health Policy Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will be the next National Coordinator for Health IT.

3-D tech from film industry can improve care for stroke patients

Can the healthcare information technology industry learn from the film industry? It sounds like an unlikely pair, but Swedish researchers from the University of Gothenburg have been using 3-D technology from the film industry to analyze everyday movements of stroke patients in order to better understand their mobility, according to an announcement from the school.

Healthcare analytics market poised to skyrocket

Federal mandates, technological advances, increased healthcare IT adoption and venture capital investments are among several drivers of the global healthcare analytics market, which is projected to be worth more than $21 billion by 2020 according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

PCORI funds 'network of networks' for comparative effectiveness research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $93.5 million to support 29 clinical research data networks it hopes to integrate to improve comparative effectiveness research...

Telehealth chronic disease self-management effective for boosting care to isolated areas

Telehealth chronic disease self-management programs can be effective for boosting care access to isolated areas, research published this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health  has determined.

ICD-10 compliance: Providers still playing catch-up

Four out of five healthcare providers will not complete ICD-10 business changes and begin testing before 2014 hits, according to an ICD-10 readiness survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.