Members of the Health IT Standards Committee at a meeting in Washington, D.C., Thursday discussed a future that involves a shift at the top and other proposed changes, including more interaction with the Health IT Policy Committee.
A clear market leader for healthcare business intelligence tools has yet to emerge, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS.
The ICD-10 delay that went into effect earlier this month won't be a total "killer" for implementation of the more advanced coding set, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services representative speaking to members of the American Health Information Management Association on Wednesday.
Technology--ranging from data analytics tools to geomapping software--is helping officials from the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services connect "super-users" to the right kind of medical care.
The federal government should provide incentives for pharmaceutical companies and device makers to produce products that help cut spending and ensure that the benefits of costlier advances justify their added expense, according to a new Rand Corp. report.
While a growing number of health providers are turning to data analytics to help improve care and lower costs at their facilities, the use of analytics in healthcare remains relatively immature, according to a recent survey from HIMSS Analytics.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights has levied combined fines of nearly $2 million against two healthcare organizations to settle potential HIPAA violations from unencrypted laptops that were stolen.
While data integrity failures within health IT systems only ranked fourth on the ECRI Institute's list of top healthcare technology hazards published last fall, when it comes to patient safety concerns, they rank No. 1.
The healthcare industry needs more "security advocacy" for privacy to improve, according to Susan Widup, a senior analyst and co-author of Verizon's latest data breach investigations report, published this month.
Health IT must be available, affordable and sustainable in underserved communities to improve the health of people with higher rates of poverty and chronic disease, write two officials from Morehouse School of Medicine in a recent post to Health IT Buzz blog.
The planned cyber attack simulation CyberRX revealed a need for healthcare organizations to better engage their stakeholders in their preparedness plans and to be more open about best practices to help the industry as a whole improve.
What's vital for 2014 on National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo's agenda? Privacy and security, she said in a recent interview.
Seeking a way to confront a "quiet cacophony" of beeping, alarming bedside monitors, Boston Children's Hospital has tapped into predictive analytics to forecast changes in patients' conditions before alarms sound.
A study of an Internet-based health risk assessment illustrates the need to better educate patients at risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), according to an article at the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
With HIPAA audits this fall expected to be more narrow in focus, healthcare organizations and their business associates must ensure that their documentation is meticulous, according to Adam Green, a privacy attorney with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Davis Wright Tremaine.
Effective integration with a health information exchange isn't easy, but there are ways to shorten the roadblocks and develop a comprehensive HIE strategy. To that end, Sean Kennedy, director of health information exchange at the Massachusetts eHealth Institute and Nicole Heim, CIO Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center, speaking Wednesday at the Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum in Washington, D.C., shared their experiences with HIE integration.