Digital health funding in the first quarter of 2014 broke yet another record, with nearly $700 million pouring into the space, according to San Francisco-based digital health startup seed fund Rock Health.
Microsoft, on Tuesday, ended Windows XP security patches, no longer offering end-user support for organizations using the operating system, and possibly leaving systems vulnerable to breaches and attacks. So what does this mean for health IT professionals who still have Windows XP systems installed at their organizations?
As the use of electronic clinical data in care delivery increases, so, too, will carefully considered collaborations by academic institutions and health industry players, according to a recently published viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association. And despite skeptics' concerns about compromised results due to potentially distorted data, ensuring industry involvement in such efforts is not only beneficial to both sides, but also should be considered necessary, the authors say.
Payment procedures must be figured out and more doctors and hospitals must be persuaded to offer telemedicine before telemedicine's potential can truly be met, according to Robin Farmanfarmaian, a founder of Silicon Valley's technology and humanities-focused Singularity University.
Three pilot projects have illustrated the potential of the Query Health initiative to handle population-level health queries across diverse clinical systems, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched the initiative, a public-private partnership, in 2011 to develop standards and services to enable distributed, secure, standards-based population health measurement.
Pamela Dixon and Steve Nilsen, of recruiting firm SSi-Search, recently offered up tips for how hospital CIOs can lead effectively and dynamically.
A framework for evaluating telehealth programs must consider socioeconomic aspects--not just the technological--argue researchers in an article published online in Telemedicine and e-Health.
Three major data breaches rocking the state of California made headlines recently--one involving a computer infected with malicious software, one involving a former employee's illegal access and one involving theft of medical data from a contractor's office.
An automated method of identifying potentially preventable readmissions failed to prove accurate enough for it to replace manual review in a recent Kaiser Permanente study.
Two health IT companies that did particularly well in their initial public offerings (IPO)--IMS Health and Castlight Health highlight a booming sector. But could it all burst?
Details and official dates are still mum, and plenty of questions remain, but federal employees gave some detail on the long-awaited new report that creates a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT in a conference call with reporters on Thursday.
Federal agencies--including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services--continue to struggle with information security and need to improve their response to data breaches, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report.
Draft guidance published by the American Telemedicine Association this week focuses on the use of telecommunications technologies in intensive care settings.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on Thursday, published the long-awaited proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT risk-based framework mandated by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.
Though technology is a top priority for executives around the globe, only one in five companies claim an excellent "digital IQ"--and healthcare execs are leading the pack, according to PriceWaterhouseCooper's sixth annual survey.
A comprehensive three-dimensional atlas of the developing human brain that incorporates gene activity and other data is outlined this week in the journal Nature.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed H.R. 4302, which was just passed through the Senate Monday, implementing a 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for physicians and delaying ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015.