Best of Health IT News: Week of 01/02/14

Happy New Year! Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. 

North American Health IT Market to Reach $31.3B by 2017

In more good news for the healthcare IT sector, iHealthBeat projects that according to a recent report from Research and Markets, the healthcare IT market is poised to reach $31.3B by the year 2017. 

2014: Big HIT Market Expansion Ahead

Government Health IT forecasts that in the coming year, there will be a large expansion of the healthcare IT market. This expansion will be driven by factors including the pressure to cut healthcare costs, increasing demand of healthcare system integration, financial support from the U.S. government, and more. 

Digital Health in 2014: the Imperative of Connectivity 

Forbes discusses how in 2014, healthcare IT providers and decision makers will need to tackle the issue of connectivity. Critical areas to consider include initial patient connectivity to a device, the connection between the health care provider and the patient, compliance and adherence, and more. 

Extended safe harbor to aid meaningful use, interoperability 

EHR Intelligence reports that the Office of Inspector General has extended the sunset data for electronic health records safe harbor to December 31, 2021. 

Thursday, January 02, 2014 9:41:00 AM Categories: industry news

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