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HIMSS14 mHealth symposium gets an early start

Next week, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference is being held in Orlando, Fla. If you can get there early, HIMSS14 has added a pre-conference mHealth...

Senate bill undermines FDA regulatory role

Congressional efforts to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and to limit the FDA's statutory authority in regulating clinical and health software are not restricted to the House of...

Topol to serve as AT&T's Chief Medical Advisor

AT&T has tapped reigning mHealth ambassador Eric Topol, M.D. to be its new Chief Medical Advisor. According to the company's announcement, Topol "will impact the design, development and...

VHA, Kaiser to pool resources for better patient care

The Veterans Health Administration and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up in an effort not only to improve care for their own patients but for everyone in the country. The two groups plan to conduct...

Cleveland Clinic's David Levin: Getting value out of health IT will be 'messy'

Can healthcare IT deliver value? According to David Levin, chief medical information officer of Cleveland Clinic Health System, it can--but getting there is "going to be messy."

CDS Coalition: SOFTWARE Act goes too far

In a new legislative proposal, the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition charges that a bipartisan bill introduced in October 2013 to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "goes too...

Research examines impact, trends of health IT since HITECH implementation

A special February issue of the journal  Health Services Research  sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT examines the health information technology landscape, focusing on various trends and statistics, including adoption and performance.

Health IT M&A activity drops, value rises slightly

The number of merger and acquisition deals among healthcareIT/pharma companies declined 16 percent in 2013, but the value of deals rose, according to analysis from Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank.

'Digital divide' persists in health IT adoption

Adoption of electronic medical records by primary care physicians has grown substantially, but the "digital divide" between large and small physician practices persists, according to a new study from the Commonwealth Fund.

EHRs divert docs' attention during exams

Doctors who use electronic health records in the exam room spend about one-third of their time looking at the screen, which might detract from patient communication, according to new research from Northwestern University.