Consumer engagement is more talk than reality, but there are actions that can be taken to fix that, according to a paper from Mathematica Policy Research published in eGEMS (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).
Ransomware will come to medical devices or wearables in 2016, Forrester Research predicts in a new report.
The next generation of Blue Button for Medicare beneficiaries is underway, Blue Button on BlueButton on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources.
The role of telemedicine is growing to include oral health, and Finger Lakes Community Health's teledentistry program is helping improve patient dental care for children.
Federal mandates, such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10, have brought their own challenges to pediatrics, according to Debbie Rupe, R.N., Clinical Analyst at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The use of big data in healthcare will not be like flipping a switch. Rather the use of data will inform models of our understanding of disease that will evolve as they're tested and applied to individuals, according to Eric Schadt, M.D., founding director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at New York's Mount Sinai Health System.
Healthcare's limited number of interactions with consumers and patients' want for privacy when it comes to their personal health are two reasons there is no "Uber for healthcare," according to a Rock Health research report.
The next new code set, ICD-11, is coming eventually, but moving to the next version should cause far fewer headaches than its predecessor.
An interoperability platform being developed between the University of California San Francisco and Cisco will involve an application programming interface approach with "more repeatable data binding within large healthcare organizations," says Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF's associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation.
Misalignment of incentives can prevent healthcare organizations from committing to the proper protections of sensitive information, according to Tyler Moore, an assistant professor of cybersecurity and information assurance at the University of Tulsa.
In testimony before a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last week, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) called the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2015 (VETS Act), which she introduced in October with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), "straightforward, commonsense."
"Big data" informatics, made possible by the rapid growth in electronically recorded data, will transform the practice of medicine and can provide solutions to many of the challenges faced by the field of radiology.
The future of radiology will be top of many speakers' minds as the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting kicks off in Chicago next week.
Last year's meeting of the Radiological Society of North America--the organization's 100th--reflected on the past and celebrated how far the field has come. This year's event promises to look to the future--and the challenges and possibilities that are on the medical imaging horizon.
Financial, clinical and technological safety, no doubt, will drive many of the discussions between medical imaging executives, radiologists and other healthcare stakeholders descending upon Chicago next week for the Radiological Society of North America's annual conference.
What makes a successful radiology leader? From deciding whether it's time to retire to using LEAN principals to cut waste, attendees of the 2015 meeting of the Radiology Society of North America in Chicago have a bevy of leadership and management sessions to choose from.