NYC Tracking Population Health

New York City is developing the NYC Macroscope, an EHR-based population health surveillance system to track conditions managed by primary care practices to focus on chronic conditions as they relate to public health. To date, there has been relatively little focus on using EHRs for population health surveillance in spite of the fact, that 72 percent of office-based medical practices nationwide use some kind of EHR system. (more…)

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Bills Introduced on Capitol Hill

Senator Jon Tester introduced the “Rural Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act (S.1155) on June 12, 2013 to provide appropriations for specific information technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs to enable mental health professionals to engage in training or for other purposes. (more…)

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Special Discount Offer for 10th Annual Connected Health Symposium

It’s been a full decade since the very first Connected Health Symposium. This year, to mark the milestone of its 10th Annual Symposium, Connected Health has selected as its theme, “Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care.”

It promises to be a gathering where innovators in healthcare, technology, and communications can network and learn from industry leaders, debate tough issues in healthcare, and see demonstrations of the latest technologies. (more…)

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Update on HRSA at ATA Summit

Speakers from several agencies, congressional offices, associations, and industry offered their thoughts on federal policy issues affecting the field of telehealth and telemedicine at the ATA Federal Telemedicine Policy Summit held June 27-28 in Washington D.C. (more…)

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DHIN 1st with 100% Acute Hospitals

The Delaware Health Information Network is the first health information exchange in the U.S. to have all acute care hospitals in the state delivering medical results to its statewide network. “Reaching 100% acute care hospital participation in just six years is a tremendous achievement for the healthcare community and people of Delaware”, said DHIN Executive Director, Jan Lee MD. (more…)

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Mobile Medical Apps Discussed

Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip on June 27, 2013 appeared before the House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Health and Technology to discuss how mobile medical apps are rapidly helping to advance care for patients within the nation’s healthcare system. (more…)

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ONC Issues Report

ONC recently posted the report “Update on the Adoption of HIT and Related Effort to Facilitate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information” with information on the adoption of HIT from January 1, 2012 to April 30,2013. (more…)

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