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John Pulley

John Pulley
John Pulley has written the Health IT Update blog since May 2011. Prior to becoming a regular contributor to Nextgov, he covered technology for Federal Computer Week and Government Health IT magazines. He has written about government for Federal Times and Air Force Times, as well. Pulley has worked in journalism for more than 20 years. He began his career covering local government for regional newspapers. In addition, he served as a writer and senior editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education for seven years. In 2006, he founded The Pulley Group, an editorial services agency.
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CMS Seeks to Broaden Use of Health IT Reports

Agency wants to use data to improve quality of care.

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Health IT investigation finds ‘gaping security holes’

Most known data breaches have been hackers intent on identity theft.

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Feds resolve to facilitate health data exchange in 2013

A new funding opportunity announced late last week will pave the way.

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HHS moves toward safer electronic health records

The department's new road map aims to improve data quality.

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Privacy group asks HHS to regulate the cloud

Securing protected information is the top priority.

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Outlook for telehealth market: Global warming

Fifty-five percent revenue growth projected for 2013.

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Health insurance exchange extension?

States are unlikely to meet January 2014 deadline.

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GAO analyzes federal health IT incentives

Medicaid EHR incentives typically went to nonprofit, independent acute-care facilities in Southern cities last year, report finds.

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New tools secure mobile health data

HHS launched an education initiative to help providers protect health information.

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Health care providers leave patients' data vulnerable

Risks will increase with the growing use of mobile and cloud technologies, study finds.

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Electronic records surge continues

Nearly 72 percent of office-based doctors use them.

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FDA needs mobile health IT office, lawmaker says

Bill from Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., would establish an Office of Wireless Health.

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Trending: Health IT in 2013

Larger-scale remote monitoring of chronic conditions and more patients using mobile apps are among predictions.

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Oversight of e-health record incentive program is lax, IG says

Program risks paying incentives to professionals and hospitals that do not meet meaningful use standards.

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More doctors prefer pixels to prescription pads

Almost half of all physicians prescribe drugs electronically through an electronic health record.

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Doctors abroad report mixed results for health IT

Researchers surveyed primary care physicians in 10 nations.

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Virtual visits to doctors' offices yield good outcomes

E-diagnoses are about as accurate as in-person ones for some ailments, researchers find.

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HHS extends states' health-exchange deadline, again

Governors say the feds have not provided key information.