Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has named Republican guru, life sciences consultant and telemedicine advocate Michael Wolf to lead the state health department, with long-term nursing care regulation likely to be one large area of focus.
Allscripts is partnering with the Singapore Ministry of Health's IT organization to develop new medication, mobile and analytic systems for the country's health systems and possibly providers elsewhere in Asia.
The U.K.'s NHS and the VHA are both looking to digital health tools to improve care for aging patients managing chronic conditions. The U.K. think tank 2020health hopes the two systems can learn from each other.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tuesday kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers.
The Indiana Senate has unanimously passed a bill expanding Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine. Advocates hope expanded use of tele-consultations and more mobile medicine in general will help fill rural provider gaps.
In 2007, as meaningful use policy was just being developed, AHRQ funded 16 clinical IT and mobile health pilots, and now it has found a rough baseline for IT's potential in patient-centered care models.
HIE research aims to help with technical and business skills for query-based exchange, push notification and subscription services, provider directories, master data management and consumer engagement.
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services and managed network and application services, today announced that it has been awarded a four year contract by the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) to provide high-speed satellite services for mobile telehealth clinics throughout rural communities in Northern New England.