FDA To Lower Medical Device Class on ‘Digital Pill’ Technology

FDA is easing federal oversight of ingestible "digital pills" that feature an embedded microchip to transmit patient data, according to a final order published...

Coalition Pushes for Release of Final Mobile Health Guidance

Last week, the mHealth Regulatory Coalition sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging the department to quickly publish final guidance on mobile...

FDA Recognizes Voluntary Medical Device Interoperability Standards

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Entrepreneurs Call for Federal Government To Share More Health Data

Entrepreneurs are calling on the federal government to share more health care data, Kaiser Health News reports.Details of Recently Released DataThe push for more...

Industry Working To Address Patients’ Use of Mobile Health Apps

As patients increasingly use mobile applications to monitor or improve their health, efforts are under way to evaluate the tools to ensure they perform...

Certain Physicians Set To Embrace Digital Pill Technology by Next Year

Next year, some family physicians likely will be using ingestible digital pills to keep track of patient's health, the New York Times' "Bits" reports...

Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of June 21,...

M&A, Financial Reports and FundingMediware, a hospital ancillary software vendor, has acquired FastTrack Healthcare Systems, a provider of home medical equipment and home infusion...

Bill Aims To Expand Use of Telehealth To Avert Hospital Readmissions

On Monday, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced a bill (S 596) that aims to expand the use of telehealth technology...

Healtheway Names eHealth Exchange Founding Members

On Wednesday, Healtheway -- a  not-for-profit public-private partnership tasked with  overseeing eHealth Exchange, formerly known as the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange -- <A...

CMS Seeks Public Comments on Disclosure of Physician Payments

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AMA Will Lobby CMS, Congress for Two-Year ICD-10 Grace Period

During its annual meeting last week, the American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted to lobby lawmakers and CMS for a two-year grace period to...

CMS Releases Updated Quality Measures for Meaningful Use

CMS has updated clinical quality measures for the meaningful use program, the Physician Quality Reporting System and several other reporting programs, Clinical Innovation &...

EHR Vendors Compete To Help Hospitals Attest to Meaningful Use

Electronic health record vendors are in tight competition for the business of hospitals that are attesting to the Medicare portion of the meaningful use...

As of 2012, Few Doctors Met Meaningful Use Requirements

As of early 2012, fewer than one in 10 doctors had met meaningful use criteria for electronic health record systems, according to a study...

VA Official: We’re at a ‘Tipping Point’ for Disability Claims Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached a "tipping point" in processing a large backlog of disability claims, Thomas Murphy -- director of compensation...