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Is health IT really ready for a FHIR takeover?

Thirty years ago, interoperability was a lot simpler. If you could exchange data between two IT systems, you had interoperability. But in the three decades since, the amount of data and the number of sources of data for an individual or a population ...

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Telehealth policy changes mean big revenue opportunities for hospitals

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly popular as the financial benefits for providers who offer it come to light. And new policy changes in Washington and around the country are poised to rattle the reimbursement landscape and open big opportunities ...

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Blockchain in healthcare: From possible to probable

Blockchain is the digital ledger of transactions that anyone on the network can see — and no one on the network can alter that information. Tracing information back to its original source and every detail in-between is the key to the technology...

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How SCL Health freed up physicians' time, improved security and saved almost $4 million

Credit: Emerus Broomfield, Colorado-based SCL Health, a faith-based nonprofit health system that operates 13 hospitals in Colorado, Kansas and Montana, is a longtime Citrix customer, according to its CIO Dave Pecoraro. "We use Citrix in our ...

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American Medical Association, other groups cut ties with Outcome Health amid controversy

Photo via Outcome Health on Facebook A little more than a week after two Chicago hospitals plans to expand Outcome Health’s services, several well-known national health organizations have also cut ties with the embattled tech startup a...

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AHIMA posts telemedicine toolkit to prepare hospitals for wider adoption of tech

The American Health Information Management Association on Monday announced the Telemedicine Toolkit. The toolkit comes as telehealth appears to be poised for real expansion in the coming months and years. Also on Monday, for instance, the Office of t...

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AHIMA posts telemedicine toolkit to prepare healthcare of wider adoption of tech

The American Health Information Management Association on Monday announced the Telemedicine Toolkit. The toolkit comes as telehealth appears to be poised for real expansion in the coming months and years. Also on Monday, for instance, the Office of t...

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OIG to audit Medicaid telehealth payments as claims increase

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General will audit Medicaid payments for telemedicine and telehealth payments to ensure compliance with reimbursement requirements. The report is scheduled for 2019, give...

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Change Healthcare buys Docufill for its cloud-based credentialing tech

Change Healthcare on Monday announced that it is acquiring cloud-based credentialing company Docufill. The Docufill technology will enable Change to offer a single cross-organizational form for dental provider credentialing. The companies said Docufi...

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House asks HHS for plan on including bill of materials for medical devices

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to follow through with a key recommendation outline...

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Here's what it takes to make IoT data ready for AI and machine learning

AI is poised to gain traction but still needs better integration with EHR systems and analytic tools for medical devices in the hands of patients. The integration of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things introduces a wide array of co...

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Medical IoT legislation could boost device security… if it can get through Congress

Medical devices are notorious entry points for cybercriminals into hospital networks because the security of these aging devices historically has been overlooked from the start by manufacturers. But there is a piece of legislation that would help eas...

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