At the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual fall conference in Reston, Virginia on Tuesday, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo reiterated the challenges and goals associated with implementing ubiquitous interoperability throughout the healthcare industry.
Though data breaches tend to be costly for healthcare providers--the cost of the Community Health Systems breach, for instance, has been estimated to be as much as $150 million--patients who sue don't necessarily win, as two California Hospital cases bear out.
A penetration test of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's computer network conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General uncovered several vulnerabilities.
Goals for the new federal health Information technology safety center, an idea initially proposed by the Institute of Medicine in a report published in November 2011, are outlined in a new article published this week the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
With healthcare breaches becoming routine, there's a thriving black market for medical identity information. And criminals are using the information in a variety of ways, according to a Fortune article.
Penn Medicine's decrease in sepsis mortality rates.is credited to its use of data analytics, according to Healthcare IT News
Managing health IT effectively requires strong governance and shared decision-making, according to consultant Dick Taylor, M.D., in an article at InformationWeek.
As hospitals prepare to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding by October 2015, computer-assisted coding (CAC)tools will become increasingly important, so much so that, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report, they have the highest growth potential out of 25 support service applications.
Research exploring how social media can be used to advance prevention and treatment of substance abuse has received a boost from the National Institutes of Health.
Healthcare analytics will ultimately move beyond being predictive to becoming prescriptive--helping healthcare teams change course as necessary, according Partners HealthCare Chief Information Officer James Noga.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework would be "more useable and more prescriptive" for healthcare entities if it gave more specific guidance on implementation, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Lee Kim.
A bill to create a prescription database to deter doctor shopping and prevent overdoses is headed for the Pennsylvania governor's desk after passing both houses of the state General Assembly last week.
Healthcare IT is a booming industry for startups, with $5 billion invested into digital health this year alone. But with so many companies entering into health IT, startups have to find ways to stand out from the rest. New companies will have to find unique technologies and unique ideas to make an impact, according to an article at CIO.com
As the healthcare industry continues to consolidate, leading chief information officers (CIOs) find that developing a template or common approach to marrying disparate systems saves time and minimizes headaches.
It's the time of year to prepare for tax reporting. This year, don't let your vendor master file contribute to the madness of tax reporting. Inconsistencies in vendor master files are typically the root cause of tax reporting headaches
Spurred by drastic growth in "telehome" technology adoption, the global telemedicine tools market will likely reach $43.4 billion within five years, according to a new report published by Wellesley, Massachusetts-based BCC Research.
The University of Utah Health Sciences Center touts success with a value-improvement framework that uses software to assess direct costs of patient care as part of quality improvement efforts. It discusses the experience in an article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Health industry groups expressed optimism following the Oct. 15 meeting of the federal government's Health IT Policy and Standards committees to discuss a draft interoperability road map unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. In particular, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Health Level Seven International (HL7) viewed the road map as step in the right direction.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is setting its sights on improving healthcare through data and information.
The amount venture capital funds in healthcare IT raised in the third quarter of 2014 slowed from the record breaking numbers hit in Q2, but saw a record number of deals.