Telehealth Blooms in Disaster Zones

Telehealth advocates and healthcare providers credit the technology for helping to provide much needed services to people living in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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ONC Head Donald Rucker Offers Preview of Upcoming AHIMA Convention Keynote Address

Rucker emphasized that ONC will follow the direction set by the new Trump administration, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and Congress.

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First Responders’ Mobile Tech to Get Cybersecurity Upgrade

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is working to significantly enhance cybersecurity for the mobile device-based sensor networks used by first responders.

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GAO: Patient Portals Underutilized by Patients with Access

Survey investigates why even portal-savvy patients don’t necessarily take advantage of all that’s available to them electronically.

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Hospitals Looking to Outsource Medical Imaging Workload to Artificial Intelligence

With a high-volume workload staring down radiologists day after day, some hospitals are looking to lighten the load by outsourcing the work of examining medical imaging to computers running artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms.

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Proposed Bill Would Reduce Penalties, Hardship Exemptions for Meaningful Use

New proposed legislation would loosen the more stringent “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements that kick in as time goes on, allowing Medicare physicians to more easily participate in the program without facing financial penalties.

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