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Full View Of Healthcare IT Innovation Coming to HIMSS15


Full View Of Healthcare IT Innovation Coming to HIMSS15   HX360 HIMSS15 healthcare IT HIMSS15 is rapidly approaching next month at McCormick Place in Chicago.

And we’ve already learned that the inaugural HX360 event has confirmed its line-up of keynote speakers, including prestigious healthcare innovators, investors and providers.

Organizers say HX360 focuses on technology solutions that aim to improve clinical workflow, care coordination or patient experience, and improve the innovation cycle in heath technology.

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Veterans Affairs Boosts Budget to Ramp Up Telehealth Options for Vets


Veterans Affairs Boosts Budget to Ramp Up Telehealth Options for Vets   telehealth mHealth news healthcare IT Department of Veterans Affairs The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) wants to grow its efforts to provide telehealth and mHealth options for vets — with a focus on rural and remote veterans, mental health issues, and customized programs.

To wit, the VA’s recently proposed budget of $56 billion includes $1.2 billion earmarked for telehealth efforts — an increase of $126 million over its last telehealth budget amount.

“One priority identified by VA officials is mental health treatment. The VA has earmarked $7.2 billion in its budget for mental health treatment in a primary care setting and to provide ‘more intensive interventions in specialty mental health programs’ for severe or chronic mental health disorders,” according to mHealth News Editor Eric Wicklund (via GovernmentHealthIT). “That may include telehealth services, a key tool in ongoing projects to treat veterans with PTSD and other stress-related conditions.”

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2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient Named


2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient Named   St. Clair Hospital HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award healthcare IT While everyone else is talking about the Oscars on Sunday, we at mHealthWatch are more interested in an awards season of a different variety.

This week, for example, Pennsylvania-based St. Clair Hospital was named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.

For the last two decades, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that “have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment.”
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Making HIPAA Work for Everyone: Congressional Reps Want Rules Clarity for mHealth Entrepreneurs


Making HIPAA Work for Everyone: Congressional Reps Want Rules Clarity for mHealth Entrepreneurs   HIPAA healthcare IT healthcare Congress As more businesses move into the mobile health arena, there has been a greater need to improve communication between companies and the federal government.

Now the “Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has pledged to work more closely with mobile health (mHealth) companies to ensure that HIPAA rules are being properly adhered to,” according to HealthITSecurity.

HIPAA, enacted in 1996, stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Its primary purpose is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of personal healthcare information, and help the healthcare industry control administrative costs.

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Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North Africa


Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North Africa   spending North Africa Middle East healthcare IT Gartner New data from the respected research giants at Gartner indicates that healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa are on pace to have spent $3 billion on IT products and services in 2014.

All told, that represents an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenues, according to Gartner’s insight.

Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will remain the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the healthcare providers sector with an expected market size of $1.3 billion in 2014.

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories


mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories   mHealth news mHealth healthcare IT Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

What does the federal government see as the future of electronic health care? That’s contained in a recent release from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (OCN), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has released “an outline of how the federal government aims to expand electronic health information sharing in the next five years, in part by deploying mobile and sensor technology to extend health IT networks,” says GCN.

The largest drugstore conglomerate in the U.S. — with 8,229 stores and counting — just got serious about mobile apps for healthcare.

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Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals


Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals   webinar Microsoft HIMSS healthcare IT HIMSS Media and Microsoft announced ahead of the weekend a new series of free webinars.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the webinars are designed to enable healthcare IT professionals to enhance their expertise in analytics, mobile technology, and cloud computing topics.

The four webinars announced include the following:
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