In the wake of "false and misleading public statements" about the Federation of State Medical Boards' interstate licensure compact, FSMB is releasing a fact sheet to refute such comments.
A report released this week by Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) focuses on why it takes so long to bring innovative devices and drugs to market.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia is investing in virtual medical service as a means to provide care in the least-costly setting.
The Office of the National Coordinator has released for public comment its shared nationwide roadmap for interoperability.
A new chief medical officer has been named to the Office of the National Coordinator for health IT--Thomas Mason, M.D., will start in the position Feb. 23.
Healthcare professionals have created a framework for measuring health information technology with a goal of making "HIT evaluations more relevant to the current needs of the healthcare system," according to a paper published at the American Journal of Managed Care.
Two groups this week took aim at the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that went into effect in January 2013 as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act in new reports painting the tax as an impediment to jobs.
Health information exchanges have come under fire both inside and outside of the healthcare industry, but Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Florida, has seen positive results.
The use of medical imaging is beneficial to patient care, a majority of primary care physicians say.
Provisions on improving Medicare's telehealth policy featured in a recently released discussion document by the House Energy and Commerce Committee are a step in the right direction, but don't go far enough, according to a letter from the American Hospital Association to committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).
A Federal Trade Commission report on how to reduce the security and privacy risks for consumers posed by the Internet of Things has drawn criticism, even by one of the FTC's own commissioners. The report is based on a November 2013 FTC workshop.
In yet another survey indicating rising consumer interest in telemedicine, 75 percent of patients who have not used telemedicine are at least "moderately interested" in it, according to a new report.
With a goal to send a bill to President Barack Obama's desk by the end of the year, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released a discussion document on its proposals and is looking for feedback from industry stakeholders.
The Federal Trade Commission is moving forward with its case against LabMD, an Atlanta-based cancer-screening laboratory, after an alleged healthcare data breach in August 2013.
Mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry are continuing to grow exponentially, and with them comes the need to keep patient information secure as systems merge.
More than five years after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new system to manage its IT projects, its still lacks the required discipline and accountability for effective oversight, according to a new inspector general report.
As the veteran population in the U.S. grows older and sicker, the use of telemedicine is helping those with chronic conditions manage their care from home, according to a case study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
As the ICD-10 implementation date draws near, providers should not let cybersecurity fall to the wayside, according to industry experts.
It's time for the American Medical Association and more than 30 other organizations urging change in the electronic health record certification process to be part of the solution, former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider said in a blog post.