Today's Top 20 Health IT StoriesRSS
  1. Apple, IBM release four iOS healthcare apps

    Apple and IBM's MobileFirst for iOS initiative has branched into the healthcare industry with four new apps.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. Bayer HealthCare expands partnership with MIT, Harvard for drug discovery

    Whippany, N.J.-based pharmaceutical company Bayer HealthCare plans to expand its collaboration with the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to use genetic therapy to develop cardiovascular treatments.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. MEDITECH, Merge, Kareo join CommonWell

    CommonWell Health Alliance announced that five new members had joined the health alliance, including MEDITECH, Merge, Kareo, PointClickCare and Surgical Information Systems.  By Elizabeth Earl -

The time for accountability is now

In this presentation, we will discuss how the move to accountability is accelerating with two recent announcements tying payments to quality and alternative payment models and the creation of a new healthcare task force of major health care players who have committed to putting their businesses in value-based arrangements by 2020.
  1. Jay Wohlgemuth named chief healthcare officer of HealthTap

    HealthTap, a virtual care company based in Palo Alto, Calif., named Jay Wohlgemuth, MD, as its chief healthcare officer.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. University of Houston researchers build interface to power prosthetic by thoughts

    A research team at the University of Houston has developed an interface that allows a user to control a prosthetic limb purely with thoughts.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. New Mexico Health Information Collaborative launches HIE

    The New Mexico Health Information Collaborative's statewide HIE went live on March 31, already holding two years' worth of data.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  4. MU3 awakens ghosts of MU past

    The fervor surrounding the release of CMS' proposed rule for meaningful use stage 3 has slowly settled, but analysis of the rule has, for some, awakened memories of previous meaningful use rule releases. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Integrated networks and population health 

As organizations plan and prepare for value-based care, they also must remain focused on margins threatened by increased cost structure and declines in reimbursement in the current fee-for service environment. 
  1. Risk shared care delivery is the new model of healthcare

    The model of health care is changing dramatically. By Dr. Gopal Chopra, CEO, PingMD -
  2. Supreme Court decision could free up telemedicine practices

    A recent Supreme Court ruling could potentially allow telemedicine providers to practice without potentially having their legitimacy challenged by state medical licensing boards.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Former Cleveland Clinic CMIO David Levin joins PeraHealth as physician executive

    David Levin, MD, has been named a physician executive for clinical surveillance software company PeraHealth.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  4. Man aggregates own medical records to diagnose brain tumor

    Steven Keating gathered all his medical records and successfully diagnosed his own brain tumor nearly eight years after an abnormality was spotted.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  1. Emory University tests 'smart ICU' data displays

    Emory University in Atlanta is testing software to streamline ICU display data into a more readable analytics platform.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. EHR prediction model proves accurate in diagnosing bipolar disorder

    Mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder or depression can be difficult to definitively diagnose, but algorithms based on EHR data of confirmed diagnoses can predict individuals with 79 to 85 percent accuracy.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Joel Harris named president, CEO of TeleHealth Services parent company

    Joel Harris has been appointed to president and CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based TeleHealth Services' parent company effective April 1.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  4. Golden Living to implement HCS Interactant software for revenue cycle management

    Long-term care center management company Golden Living has selected Health Care Solutions' Interactant to provide its revenue cycle management software.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  5. IT workers most familiar with Epic platform

    When it comes to IT vendor familiarity, the majority of health IT workers report having the most experience using Epic's EMR system, according to a survey from Greythorn. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Summa Health to offer robotic telestroke technology

    Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health System is developing a telemedicine program that will include robotic technology for stroke patients. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. Regulation changes may bolster telemedicine adoption

    While the healthcare industry largely recognizes the promise and benefits of telemedicine, the services' widespread adoption is stifled by regulatory barriers. However, a recent string of legislative action may be the spurring factor to allow telemedicine to become a solidified piece of the healthcare landscape. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Magruder Hospital to use CommonWell services to boost interoperability

    Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio, has selected CommonWell Health Alliance's services, which will offer healthcare providers access to patient medical records from outside healthcare organizations that also participate in CommonWell. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. HIMSS board chair Charles Christian adds on Indiana HIE leadership spot

    Charles Christian, vice president and CIO of St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., and the 2015 HIMSS board chair, has been named vice president of technology and engagement of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, effective May 1. By Akanksha Jayanthi -