Tim Andrews of Booz Allen Hamilton, Helen Figge of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Norma Morganti of the Midwest Community College Health IT Consortium spoke with iHealthBeat about federal efforts to bolster the health IT workforce.
April Armstrong and Thomas Nesbitt of the University of California-Davis Health System, Mario Gutierrez of the Center for Connected Health Policy, Jen Lang-Ree, a nurse practitioner in California, and Jonathan Lopez, a dermatology patient, spoke with iHealthBeat about a new state law that expands and streamlines telehealth services in the state.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Senior Director of Privacy and Security Lisa Gallagher, HIMSS Senior Director of Federal Affairs Tom Leary and IBM Chief Medical Scientist Martin Kohn spoke with iHealthBeat about what attendees can expect at this year's HIMSS conference in Las Vegas.
Deven McGraw, director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, spoke with iHealthBeat about the challenges of protecting health data privacy.
Kate Christensen of Kaiser Permanente, Jason DuBois of the American Clinical Laboratory Association, Lawrence Hughes of the American Hospital Association and Eva Powell of the National Partnership for Women & Families spoke with iHealthBeat about a new federal proposal to give patients full access to their laboratory results.
Kathleen Gallagher of CDC, Kathryn Turner of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Sara Cody of the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health spoke with iHealthBeat about states' progress in electronic disease tracking and the remaining obstacles.
Edward Shortliffe of the American Medical Informatics Association, Joyce Sensmeier of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and William Hersh of Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine spoke with iHealthBeat about clinical informatics being formally recognized as a medical subspecialty.
Helen Figge of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Bill Rudman of the American Health Information Management Association and Alice Hill of Dice.com spoke with iHealthBeat about private-sector efforts to help support and boost the country's health IT workforce.
Wendy Everett, founding president of the New England Healthcare Institute, spoke with iHealthBeat about efforts to encourage health care providers to adopt innovative electronic health systems that could improve health care quality and reduce costs.
Jonathan Attwood of Zamzee, Stephen Downs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Chris Hewett of Mindbloom, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari and Christine Robins of BodyMedia spoke with iHealthBeat about new consumer-focused health innovations.
David Lindeman of the Center for Technology and Aging, Nancy Pratt of Sharp HealthCare, René Seidel of the SCAN Foundation and Steven Wallace of the University of California-Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research spoke with iHealthBeat about how mobile health technology could benefit seniors.
Molly Coye, chief innovation officer of the University of California-Los Angeles, spoke with iHealthBeat about how UCLA and other health care systems are taking steps to increase the value of the health care services they deliver.
Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, Mark Goldstein of the Government Accountability Office, Carol Mattey of the Federal Communications Commission and Dale Alverson, director of the University of New Mexico's Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine, spoke with iHealthBeat about FCC's efforts to distribute federal broadband funds to underserved areas.
Joseph Bettencourt, a family practice physician in California, Elise Singer of the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization, Girish Kumar Navani of eClinicalWorks and Eric Sorenson of ChartLogic spoke with iHealthBeat about the process for qualifying for incentive payments under Stage 1 of the meaningful use program.
Gary Capistrant of the American Telemedicine Association, Scott Cooper of CMS' Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, and Scott Simmons of the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine spoke with iHealthBeat about a new CMS rule that eases the process for the credentialing and privileging of telehealth practitioners.