FCC Telehealth Initiative will Focus on Low-Income, Remote Patients

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connected Care Pilot Program, a $100 million telehealth initiative, will focus on delivering virtual care to low-income patients located in remote areas.

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ECRI Institute Rescues National Guideline Clearinghouse from Budgetary Elimination

The US Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees AHRQ, said it was shutting down the NGC for budgetary reasons.

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Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination
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Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination

Health privacy experts are concerned that insurance companies will raise rates or deny patients coverage based on risk factors identified when insurers mine claims data with consumer data provided by commercial data brokers.

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Yale New Haven Health Receives AHIMA’s Grace Award

Yale New Haven Health has earned AHIMA’s highest honor, the 2018 Grace Award, which recognizes excellence in health information management.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Help Treat EHR ‘Click Fatigue’

After years of physician claims of burnout and frustration related to EHRs, new technologies powered by natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and digital scribes are making inroads in physician satisfaction.

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PHI of Thousands of Mobile Health App Users at Risk in Mobile App Security Breach

A security vulnerability in the back-end server for thousands of mobile apps exposes more than four million protected health records, including prescription details and sensitive chat messages, a new report reveals.

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