By Kim Boyd – On January 17, 2024, CMS unveiled the final rule aimed at advancing interoperability and enhancing prior authorization processes. This regulation leverages API technology to drive transparency, efficiency, and reduce provider, patient, and payer burden.Read More
By Katie Brenneman – The convergence of mental health and health IT has become a critical factor in the healthcare industry. Despite a better understanding of mental illness by the public, there is still a significant amount of stigma surrounding this condition.
By Matt Fisher – The use of tracking technology in healthcare continues to garner a lot of attention. The issue first came to the fore in 2022 following an expose that discovered a large majority of hospitals and health systems across the country included Meta Pixel on their websites in numerous different places.
By Treece Efird – The foundation of all electronic communications in healthcare is a robust and dependable data network. It is the fundamental requirement for electronic medical records, imaging, scheduling, billing, medication dispensing, and financial reimbursement.
By Darius Tahir – If someone’s heart skips a beat, tech companies want to let them know about it. Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which is owned by Google — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync.
By Pablo Ardaya, Laura Urioste, & Christopher Monk – The use of certified health IT in clinical settings is complicated. We know that certification testing in the lab is different from using certified health IT in the real world, like efficacy vs effectiveness in drug development.
By Mona Abutaleb – The high-stakes threat landscape healthcare organizations operate in today demands that IT partners and hosting providers go beyond HIPAA compliance. It’s time to demand HITRUST CSF certification as well.
By Sarah Kwon – Soon, Apple announced recently, it will enable doctors to monitor health data from their patients’ phones and watches between visits, part of the push into health care that Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has declared will constitute the company’s greatest contribution to mankind.
By Peyman Zand – Few imagined “2020” would end up being used as more of a verb than a noun. From construction to agriculture, entertainment to telecommunications, and education to transportation, 2020 left no industry untouched by its transcendent impact. The Tate Chronicles episode with Peyman Zand now on-demand.