Healthcare organizations facing new and greater threats to patients' electronic health information need to take more steps to keep that data secure, according to Darren Dworkin, senior vice president of enterprise information systems and CIO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.
At the University of California, San Francisco's soon-to-open Mission Bay Hospital, patient engagement will be one of the main focuses, according to Seth Bokser, medical director of IT at UCSF's Center for Digital Health.
Health plans and other stakeholders see little value in using a unique health plan identifier (HPID) within electronic transactions, according to a recent survey from The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).
A new initiative between five schools in Howard County, Maryland, and the University of Maryland Children's Hospital in Baltimore will use telemedicine technology to improve care for students.
As the global Ebola epidemic continues to grow, the role of technology in quelling the spread of the disease will only increase. To that end, Steve VanRoekel announced recently that he is leaving the White House administration, where he served as the federal chief information officer since 2011, to head up the U.S. Agency for International Development's technology efforts in fighting Ebola.
A bracelet designed by Dartmouth University researchers could be a breakthrough when it comes to securing information systems--notably for medical records in healthcare settings.
Funding for digital healthcare startups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to research from Accenture.
CIOs and CISOs should be given the right levels of authority and be positioned so they can have the greatest impact when it comes to security matters at a hospital or healthcare system, according to Ed Marx, CIO of Texas Health Resources.
Federal mandates and chronic ailments will be key drivers of growth in the global health analytics market, which is expected to reach $20.8 billion by 2020, according to a report published this month by IQ4I Research & Consultancy.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will lose its third official since July when current Office of the Chief Scientist head Doug Fridsma steps down at the end of October.
Improving the information systems provisioning process at Partners Healthcare has been about knocking down walls between teams as much as breaking down silos of information, Scott MacLean, deputy CIO and director of IS operations, writes at HealthsystemCIO.com.
With the first year of enforcement of the final HIPAA Omnibus rule coming to a close, there has been little to impact because of a lack of interest to become compliant, security consultant Andrew Hicks tells HealthcareInfoSecurity.com.
When it comes to growth of information technology at healthcare organizations, advanced governance is one of the key pieces to have a robust HIT system--but there are many that lack this element, according to Dick Taylor, managing director and CMO of the advisory services division of MedSys Group.
Sustainability is an important factor that must be considered when building health research and analytics data infrastructures. To that end, researchers say that factors to take into consideration include assets, expansion, complexity and stakeholders.
With the amount of data healthcare organizations are collecting constantly growing, the HL7 messaging protocol is key to the data mining process, says Wes Wright, senior vice president and CIO at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Various federal legislators and other healthcare leaders gathered to share their thoughts on the importance of technology's evolving role in improving patient care at the HIMSS National Health IT Week press conference in the District of Columbia on Thursday afternoon.
In the healthcare industry, the shift from a closed system to an open and interoperable system is necessary, according to Nick Valeriani, chief executive at West Health and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute.
When it comes to data security in the healthcare industry, it is a matter of finding the balance between technology, personnel and good governance structure, according to two information security experts.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo made no bones about the direction she and ONC would like to see federal health IT efforts take in a keynote address at the HIMSS Annual Policy Summit in the District of Columbia on Thursday.