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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Virginia Health Information releases 2017 Industry Report
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The scourge of electronic health records
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When specialists and GPs don't communicate, the patient suffers | Ranjana Srivastava
The Guardian • Ranjana Srivastava
GP online consultations: Not the panacea policy makers are hoping for
Medical Xpress
E-consultations with GPs end up with four in ten going to see the doctor
Telegraph • Laura Donnelly
Team aims to help patients with cancer make complex care decisions
Medical Xpress
Amerigroup offers LiveHealth's telemedicine to members and more digital health deals
Mobihealthnews • Dave Muoio
Most say they would pay for employee-subsidized genetic testing
Healthcare Finance News • Twitter: @Mikemiliardhitn
Southwestern Health Resources ACN Ranked No. 7 with Millions Saved, Quality Measures Above 95%
Newswise: SciNews • U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Amazon working with Cerner on pop health cloud platform
HealthCareIT News • Jessica Davis
 
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Virginia Health Information releases 2017 Industry Report
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Virginia Health Information has published its 2017 report on the efficiency and productivity of hospitals and nursing homes. This report sorts through mountains of data into key indicators of efficiency and productivity. VHI’s Industry Report was designed to meet the needs of...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
The scourge of electronic health records
Kevin MDFaith A. Coleman, Md
Scourge: An instrument of punishment or criticism A cause of wide or great suffering Whip or lash — especially for torture Introduction They say you never forget your first time. I remember mine, vividly. If only I could erase the memory. I...
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Cancer, Health IT
When specialists and GPs don't communicate, the patient suffers | Ranjana Srivastava
The GuardianRanjana Srivastava
My patient with an intellectual disability sits in a wheelchair, with enough capacity to mention the word “cancer” and to start crying, but not enough to follow the subsequent thread of conversation in which I tell him that there is no good...
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eHealth, Technology Industry
GP online consultations: Not the panacea policy makers are hoping for
Medical Xpress
Online GP consultation systems may not be the silver bullet for reducing GP workload and patient waiting times that government policymakers are hoping for, NIHR-funded research from the University of Bristol has found. These systems offer the potential to revolutionise use of...
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eHealth
E-consultations with GPs end up with four in ten going to see the doctor
TelegraphLaura Donnelly
E-consultations with GPs end up with four in ten patients going to the doctor anyway, new research suggests. Health officials have launched a £45m national drive to encourage online GP consultations, in a bid to improve access to doctors amid lengthening waiting...
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Cancer, Health IT
Team aims to help patients with cancer make complex care decisions
Medical Xpress
Researchers at the University of Virginia Cancer Center are developing a tool to help patients with prostate cancer better understand the potential risks and rewards of their treatment options. And that tool could ultimately benefit not just those patients but a broad...
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eHealth, Health Care Industry
Amerigroup offers LiveHealth's telemedicine to members and more digital health deals
MobihealthnewsDave Muoio
All five of Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage Plans in Texas will be offering its members free telemedicine consultations throughout 2018 through LiveHealth Online’s web and app-based service. The service connects members with board-certified doctors and licensed therapists 24-7, and supports easy prescription through...
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Health IT
Most say they would pay for employee-subsidized genetic testing
Healthcare Finance NewsTwitter: @Mikemiliardhitn
As genetic tests become less expensive, more diverse in their diagnostics and easier to administer, they're starting to proliferate and find their way into the coverage offered by commercial payers. Wamberg Genomic Advisors and Global Healthcare Resources announced a partnership this summer...
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Southwestern Health Resources ACN Ranked No. 7 with Millions Saved, Quality Measures Above 95%
Newswise: SciNewsU.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Newswise — DALLAS – Nov. 22, 2017 – The Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (ACN) has saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $73 million over the past three years, including nearly $37.3 million in 2016, while...
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Health IT
Amazon working with Cerner on pop health cloud platform
HealthCareIT NewsJessica Davis
The cloud business arm of Amazon is expected to team with healthcare tech giant Cerner to help analyze clinical data and predict available treatments, according to reports . The official announcement is expected to be made by AWS CEO Andy Jassy at...
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