Healthcare IT and the lack of security hygiene

By Aaron Miri We've all been there. It's a bright and muggy day and you've been outside playing kickball with your elementary school friends. Suddenly you notice something particularly...

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 challenging for pediatrics

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.

How big data will cause an evolution in medicine

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.

Why an 'Uber for healthcare' is out of reach

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.

AHIMA's Sue Bowman: ICD-11 likely to be less troublesome than ICD-10

The next new code set, ICD-11, is coming eventually, but moving to the next version should cause far fewer headaches than its predecessor.

RSNA 2015: Is this the year that radiology turns the corner?

"Innovation is the key to our future." That's the slogan for #RSNA15. Innovation--of course--can be interpreted in variety of ways, though. There is the scientific and technological...

UCSF's Michael Blum: Interoperability platform could tackle barrier to healthcare progress

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.

Proper incentives essential to protecting health data

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.

Joni Ernst says her telemedicine bill enables better access to care for veterans

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 may provide solutions to radiology challenges

"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.

RSNA 2015: Executive plenary sessions will focus on medical imaging's future

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.

RSNA 2015: Radiology society looks to forthcoming challenges and opportunities

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.

RSNA 2015: Reimbursements, decision support, cybersecurity among trends to watch

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.

RSNA 2015: Leadership and management skill-building on radiology meeting agenda

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.

App helps Geisinger launch patient refund pilot project

Geisinger Health System is offering to refund patients that are not satisfied with their care through a new app, ProvenExperience. The app allows patients to rate the service that has been provided....

USDA awards $23.4 million in grants to rural telemedicine projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $23.4 million in grants to 75 projects across 31 states as part of its USDA Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, according to an announcement.

LabMD decision could cause FTC to think twice about case selection, attorney says

Federal Trade Commission processes for seeking sanctions on companies violating data security practices very likely could be impacted by last week's dismissal of the agency's case against LabMD via an administrative law judge's initial ruling, according to attorney Reed Freeman.

New format to allow open exchange of brain data to further treatments

A new data format will allow open sharing of information about the brain, which scientists can use to create new treatments for brain disorders.

PwC: Technology a linchpin to primary care's future

Technology will be one of the key drivers when it comes to "revving" up the role of primary care, according to a recent PwC report.

3 ways the FDA furthers patient engagement in the med device process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking to include patients and caregivers every step of the way when it comes to development of new medical tools.