Few patients downloading EHRs to their smartphones at early-adopter health systems, study finds


Federal healthcare policymakers are pushing to give patients easier access to their electronic health data via smartphone apps. But are patients using these apps to get their health records? Uptake has been modest, according to researchers

Study: Researchers Look at the Policy Implications of Healthcare Systems’ Advances Around IT-Facilitated Patient Engagement

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A team of researchers looks at the advances in IT-facilitated patient engagement being made at four leading patient care organizations—and the implications of those advances, for federal healthcare policy going forward

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HIMSS19: Loud and clear message from feds on patient data: It belongs to patients


Federal healthcare officials put industry stakeholders on notice this week that patient data belongs to patients, and efforts to block patients' access to their data will not be tolerated

San Francisco sues Trump administration over new 'conscience' rule


San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced he had filed suit against HHS to invalidate a new federal rule that he said the city can't comply with, which puts nearly $1 billion in federal healthcare funding at risk

ResMed to pay more than $37.5M to settle kickback allegations made in five whistleblower lawsuits


million to resolve allegations brought by the Department of Justice that it paid kickbacks to durable medical equipment suppliers, sleep labs and other healthcare providers. Medical equipment maker ResMed Corp will pay $37.5

CHIME urges CMS, ONC to give providers 3 years to comply with interoperability rules


Industry group CHIME is urging federal healthcare policy officials to go slow with dual interoperability and information blocking rules by first publishing interim final rules rather than final rules.

CMS’ Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Electronic Health Reporter

Federal healthcare organizations, such as CMS, have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care with interoperability requirements and data integration, the mesh used to try and bridge the gap.

Trump administration expands Medicare telehealth benefits for COVID-19 fight

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As promised , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has expanded its Medicare telehealth coverage during the coronavirus crisis, enabling more patients to get virtual care services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

A Texas lawsuit being heard this week could mean life or death for the ACA


In a Texas courtroom, a group of Republican attorneys general, led by Texas’ Ken Paxton, is set to face off against a group of Democratic attorneys general, led by California’s Xavier Becerra, in a lawsuit aimed at striking down the federal healthcare law

Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found. In 2006, Medicare Part D launched, which may have boosted consumers’ faith in Federal healthcare programs. Most people in the U.S.

Why Therapists Should Use HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platforms During COVID-19


The lifting of penalties for non-HIPAA compliant telehealth platforms currently only apply to telehealth sessions covered by Medicare and other federal healthcare programs overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


DOJ breaks up alleged genetic testing fraud scheme estimated at $2.1 billion

Henry Kotula

billion in what it said is one of the largest healthcare fraud schemes in history. The 35 alleged offenders were charged in five separate federal districts, and were linked to dozens of telemedicine firms and laboratories focused on genetic testing for cancer. [link].

How Our CTO Shannon Murphy is Changing Healthcare


As the world leader in evidence-based telemedicine solutions, GlobalMed’s mission is to transform healthcare across the planet. But several factors in Murphy’s career have positioned her as the ideal leader to transform healthcare through technology. Journey into Healthcare Challenges.

Advances in Caring for At-Risk Veterans Using New Information Technology Tools


On September 13, LifeWIRE, the Connected Health Initiative, and Health Tech Strategies convened an expert panel to discuss how new information technologies can be used to address and reduce suicide in the United States’ active duty and veteran populations. Panelists included U.S.