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Today’s Rundown

  1. At Stanford, algorithms and data fuel precision health
  2. AHIMA raises concerns about ONC funding
  3. Accessibility concerns undercut technology’s promise to improve chronic conditions
  4. Report: Despite progress, telehealth still faces disparate Medicaid policies

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At Stanford, algorithms and data fuel precision health

Monday, April 24, 2017 Building on the key tenets of precision medicine, Stanford Medical School believes algorithms will transform healthcare into an industry that is more predictive than reactive. In fact, the school is so invested in the promise of data analytics and artificial intelligence, it launched a new department 18 months ago that focuses specifically on biomedical data.

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AHIMA raises concerns about ONC funding

Friday, April 21, 2017 The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has voiced pre-emptive concerns that the 2018 budget will leave insufficient funding to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. Specifically, the health informatics association is worried that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will be underfunded and unable to meet certain requirements under the law.


Accessibility concerns undercut technology’s promise to improve chronic conditions

Monday, April 24, 2017 Physicians view digital apps, remote monitoring and wearables as new and exciting tools to help care for patients with chronic conditions, but many are still wary that technology is inaccessible to low-income populations.


Report: Despite progress, telehealth still faces disparate Medicaid policies

Monday, April 24, 2017 Medicaid regulations in all but two states offer reimbursement for some form of telemedicine, but those policies vary widely from state to state, often limiting the services available to patients. A new report from the Center for Connected Health Policy indicates that states have expanded telehealth payment regulations, but many still limit services to certain geographic areas, medical facilities or specialties.

News of Note

The Center for Children’s Digestive Health paid $31,000 and agreed to a corrective action plan to settle potential HIPAA violations with the Office of Civil Rights for failing to produce a signed business associate agreement. Release The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun digitizing old, inactive paper records to cut down on taxpayer dollars that go toward leasing 33 offices used to house 2 million records. Release Funding for companies in Minnesota’s burgeoning digital health scene has increased 540% since 2012, but some organizations are calling for more clarity from government regulators on how devices should be cleared and used. Star Tribune article

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