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Data Points: Health IT snapshot

Data Points: Health IT snapshot

More than 42,000 people attended last week's annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. That's up about 1,000 attendees from last year for the industry's most popular conference.

Using data to cut unneeded care

Using data to cut unneeded care

To address areas of inefficiency and to improve the overall quality of care, the Children's Hospital of Orange County, in a partnership with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, started a population health initiative in mid-2016.

Former ONC privacy chief moves to Omada Health

Former ONC privacy chief moves to Omada Health

Lucia Savage, the former and recently resigned chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, has been named chief privacy and regulatory officer at Omada Health.

Epic tries to ease outside app development

Epic tries to ease outside app development

Epic Systems is trying to get providers' electronic health record systems connected through a new app program that uses Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR.

Home-health monitoring creates a slew of data

Home-health monitoring creates a slew of data

The home is beginning to look a bit like a doctor's office, albeit a futuristic one. Blood pressure cuffs transmit readings via Wi-Fi, numbers from connected scales are displayed on tablets, and screens beam patients to their doctors in two-way video conferences.

Long wish list awaits next federal chief of health IT

ORLANDO --- The next administrator of the federal government's office for health information technology will need to empathize with a provider community looking for answers and likely will have fewer tools to help them, according to IT experts.

Genomic medicine goes mainstream

Genomic medicine goes mainstream

At cutting-edge healthcare organizations, precision medicine is beginning to affect patient's lives. But most of the healthcare industry is still struggling to overcome significant social, economic and technical barriers to widespread adoption of genetics-based patient care.

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