As both the cost of care and the number of chronically ill patients continue to rise, so, too, does the importance of telemedicine to the health industry, according to Partners HealthCare Vice President of Connected Health Joseph Kvedar.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to ease and standardize the process of integrating Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies developed by drug and device manufacturers into electronic health information systems, it announced this week.
The American Medical Association's Telehealth Services Workgroup held its first meeting this week with more than 50 industry experts to discuss how to advance the technology.
NATO is moving forward with its telemedicine initiatives, and has a goal of creating a system across nations that can increase health access as well as survival rates during emergencies.
Retired U.S. Army Capt. Nathan Wayne Waldon knows first-hand what it's like to move through the healthcare system after a traumatic injury and how health IT can make the process easier.
While engagement of patients in their own care is vital to improving the health industry, achieving success is a difficult task, panelists said Wednesday at the HIMSS Policy Summit in the District of Columbia.
A new $15-million program is coming to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to help the organization advance science technologies.
An initiative at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare to reduce blood transfusions helped the 22-hospital system cut costs by $2.5 million over two years while significantly reducing hospital-acquired infections and mortality, according to research being presented this week at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, California has filed a suit against pediatric lung specialists, claiming they wrongfully accessed patient records in order to lure them away.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the final version of its interoperability roadmap, a document that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo called the culmination of "six years of success in adopting electronic health records," as well as of actions on the part of the federal government.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology seeks collaborators on two projects to address email security concerns in healthcare and other industries.
StartUp Health is expanding its partnership with GE Ventures in an effort to help build up digital health companies.
When it comes to use of data in healthcare, one key component is collaboration between data scientists, physicians and others, according to Penn Medicine Chief Data Scientist Michael Draugelis.
A lack of standards when it comes to cybersecurity in healthcare is a barrier to stopping threats, improving interoperability and retaining patient trust, according to a group of hospital executives speaking Tuesday at a National Health IT Week event in the District of Columbia.
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights on Monday launched an online platform that enables health technology developers to pose questions and concerns about HIPAA privacy protection.
The medical device industry sees an opportunity to repeal the much-maligned medical device tax enacted to help support the Affordable Care Act.
Three New Hampshire health systems will team up with payer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to form a new company that will enhance healthcare coordination.
Digital health funding for the first three quarters of 2015 has outpaced that raised during the same time period in 2014, which was a record year for investments, according to a Rock Health report.