Previewing his session at the Government Health IT Conference, Tuesday and Wednesday, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser discusses IT ramifications in the era of accountability, patient engagement, and what he learned in a clinical trial.
In the wake of the 2012 U.S. presidential and congressional elections, the University of Miami School of Business Administration will bring together some of the nation's top health care policy and industry leaders for The Business of Health Care Post-Election, a conference focused on the future of health care reform and what it means for health care organizations and business in general (www.bus.miami.edu/healthcare2013)
With his repeated vows to repeal the PPACA, a President Romney might be more cheerleader than funder for health IT, including the meaningful use program, which some experts said could become an attractive target for cuts because there is money promised but not yet paid.
Fresh from his speech at the Democratic National Convention, less than 24 hours ago, former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at HIMSS13 come March. But he won't be the only big name there.
GOP presidential-nominee frontrunner Mitt Romney says he would pursue an alternate approach to reforming the health system, while House Speaker John Boehner expects Republicans to take "common sense" steps toward improving healthcare.
Amid all the noise around New Mexico's Gov. Martinez as a possible vice presidential candidate on Mitt Romney's ticket, the state is another example of state government sending mixed messages on a health insurance exchange.
CareView Communications, Inc., an information technology provider to the healthcare industry, announced today that it contracted with Heartland Energy Partners to represent the Company and its products to the Department of Veteran Affairs. Heartland Energy Partners ("Heartland") provides business and technology solutions to government and commercial clients by helping clients effectively develop and manage programs and assets in the fields of energy and environment, information technology, infrastructure protection, and healthcare.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said Friday, March 9th in Los Angeles, "It is time for patients to ask for copies of their electronic medical record and download them. We do it for every other aspect of our lives but healthcare." In an article in Saturday's Los Angeles Times, Mostashari also said that "patients should take matters into their own hands." MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF), using its patented MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, provides the only available option of its kind for patients to receive delivery of their medical records in near real time regardless of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system or any technology being deployed in the physician's office, hospital or emergency facility.
Parties and candidates will inevitably stoke the health reform debate fires between now and November but the one aspect they all seem to agree on, at least publicly, is the raft of benefits health IT brings. But the survival of HIT's bipartisan nature will ultimately be a matter of federal funding -- and not all health-centric technologies are equal.
The GOP candidate has taken a long and weaving road to arrive at his current stance concerning health IT's power to transform care delivery, and gained considerable attention, as well as financial profit, along the way.