Health IT News

Health information technology, also known as health IT or HIT, is a rapidly changing field. To keep health IT professionals, stakeholders, investors and others updated on the latest news in the space, Wiser has created a free daily email that compiles the best coverage from around the web. To be sure, health IT is a broad field. It covers the management of health records and other health information across networks, healthcare providers, government bodies, and insurance companies, as well as the access and use of this information by healthcare consumers and patients. Health IT is seen as a major area of potential improvement in the healthcare system. As a result, it has seen a rapid influx of investment, innovation and interest from technologists, health and IT professionals, policymakers, non-profits, affordable care advocates, entrepreneurs, and others. In the U.S., agencies including the FDA, the ONC, HHS and the FCC are now cooperating through initiatives including the HITPC and its FDASIA working group to gather input, issue recommendations, and develop health IT frameworks. Stay current on the most recent health IT news — subscribe to Wiser’s free daily health IT news digest and start receiving relevant coverage delivered to your inbox.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, September 20, 2017
 
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Why drugs aren't the biggest innovation for modern healthcare
Forum:Blog • World Economic Forum
Q&A: Is a “disease-free” world within reach?
Elsevier Connect • Tom Reller
4 Ways We Overcame ICT4D Pilotitis in Vietnam
ICT Works • Guest Writer
News 9/20/17
HIStalk • Jennifer
Experts delineate many steps hospitals can take to mitigate ransomware attacks
The Medical News
Meet the Media for Healthcare Tech Storytelling Tips – 9/27
Techaffect.com • Melissa Baratta
Lack of trust less of a barrier to clinical trial participation, say minority populations
Medical Xpress
Centegra turns to layoffs, outsourcing jobs to stop financial bleeding
Chicago Business News • Kristen Schorsch
Steps for compromise on state innovation waivers
Brookings Institution • Jason Levitis, Stuart M. Butler
Elements of a compromise on state innovation waivers
Brookings Institution • Jason Levitis, Stuart M. Butler
 
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
Why drugs aren't the biggest innovation for modern healthcare
Forum:BlogWorld Economic Forum
Image: REUTERS/Muyi Xiao From life-saving medications to cutting-edge treatments, the healthcare industry thrives on constant innovation. However, according to one expert, the biggest recent breakthrough in healthcare isn’t a new vaccine, drug delivery system, or surgical procedure — it’s your mobile phone....
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Cancer, Electronic Health Records
Q&A: Is a “disease-free” world within reach?
Elsevier ConnectTom Reller
Elsevier supports Research!America and its efforts to increase awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research and build a strong base of citizen support for more research and innovation. Each year, we participate in its National Health Research Forum, this...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
4 Ways We Overcame ICT4D Pilotitis in Vietnam
ICT WorksGuest Writer
We all know the dangers of “pilotitis” in the ICT4D and mHealth space. The potential for new ideas and innovations is seemingly limitless, but challenges arise when we try to make these ideas lead to long-lasting impact. Each of us is seeking...
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Accenture, Health Care Industry
News 9/20/17
HIStalkJennifer
Top News The hole Equifax keeps digging for itself just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The company’s CIO and CISO (whom some have raked over the coals for her music degree) announced their immediate retirements last week as affected consumers continued to...
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Cybercrime, Electronic Health Records
Experts delineate many steps hospitals can take to mitigate ransomware attacks
The Medical News
Especially cruel hackers know that lives are on the line when they hold a hospital's computer systems hostage, as they did in the May 12 attack dubbed WannaCry, which locked down many overseas hospitals with the demand for a ransom. In a...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Meet the Media for Healthcare Tech Storytelling Tips – 9/27
Techaffect.comMelissa Baratta
Technology is a driving force in the healthcare industry today. Whether it’s the advancement of Electronic Medical Records to better house patient data, machine learning to more quickly develop diagnostics and precision therapies, or wearables to track patient progress or help them...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Lack of trust less of a barrier to clinical trial participation, say minority populations
Medical Xpress
Significantly fewer African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and non-Hispanic whites say 'lack of trust' is a reason why individuals do not participate in clinical trials, indicating a more favorable perception of this research. In a recent public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America, the percentage...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Centegra turns to layoffs, outsourcing jobs to stop financial bleeding
Chicago Business NewsKristen Schorsch
Centegra Health System is laying off 131 employees and outsourcing 230 jobs as the far northwest suburban hospital network hustles to turn around steep financial losses. The shake-up involves expanding a relationship with a company that specializes in collecting bill payments from...
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Federal Budget, Federal Reserve
Steps for compromise on state innovation waivers
Brookings InstitutionJason Levitis, Stuart M. Butler
Editor's Note: This analysis is part of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, which is a partnership between the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. The Initiative aims...
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Federal Budget, Federal Reserve
Elements of a compromise on state innovation waivers
Brookings InstitutionJason Levitis, Stuart M. Butler
Editor's Note: This analysis is part of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, which is a partnership between the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. The Initiative aims...
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