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Latest Headlines

Fridsma to leave ONC for AMIA

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will lose its third official since July when current Office of the Chief Scientist head Doug Fridsma steps down at the end of October.

Lobbyists push for ACA to redefine the full-time work week

Major lobbyists push to alter the Affordable Care Act's definition of what constitutes a full-time work week, reports  The Hill.

Hospitals, government take on sepsis and other drug-resistant infections

Although sepsis mortality rates dropped over the past 20 years, there's more hospitals can do to help prevent the deadly infection. 

App certification a necessity, but a one-size-fits all philosophy not the right path

Back in late March,  FierceMobileHealthcare  reported on a paper published by a trio of physician that focused on the need for mHealth app review and certification, stipulating the benefits and need given the increasing adoption, and increasing development, of mHealth apps.

Stakeholders debate best approach for mHealth app assessment, certification

The issue of mHealth app review and certification is spurring a healthy professional debate between physicians and highlighting pros and cons in how best to tap such tools while ensuring patient safety, data security and fostering greater app innovation.

Why mHealth apps require risk assessment, framework prior to use

Mobile healthcare apps pose "significant potential for harm," and require the development of a risk assessment model as well as a framework for supporting clinical use of apps, according to a new study by Warwick Medical School researchers.

Health IT stakeholders share ideas for boosting adoption

Various federal legislators and other healthcare leaders gathered to share their thoughts on the importance of technology's evolving role in improving patient care at the HIMSS National Health IT Week press conference in the District of Columbia on Thursday afternoon.

3 crisis management tools to protect hospital reputations

Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference when it comes to acute care hospitals, author Susan Neisloss wrote in a recent  Hospitals & Health Networks  article. To preserve your hospital's reputation, she suggested three elements to a crisis management plan.

Lawmakers lobby feds to update regulatory guidance for mHealth apps

Two congressmen are asking the Department of Health and Human Services to develop "clear, easily accessible and up to date regulatory guidance" regarding mobile applications.

FTC scores victories against hospital mergers using century-old law

The Federal Trade Commission, one of the only federal regulatory agencies contesting healthcare mergers, is scoring successes through a 100-year-old law, the New York Times reported.