National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo shared her thoughts on the potential of technology and an improved, data-driven infrastructure for public health efforts at the eHealth Initiative's annual conference in the District of Columbia Wednesday.
Three Medicaid reimbursement policy changes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring would save the federal government $1.8 billion over the next 10 years, according to a new report by consultancy Avalere Health.
In looking back at the past year and what's in store for the year to come, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, in a speech this week to the National Rural Health Association, focused on many areas of the health industry, including the promising role of technology.
Investment in on-demand healthcare companies--those that provide local near-real-time and 24/7 services--is expected to quadruple to $1 billion by the end of 2017, according to Accenture research.
Providers are embracing 3D printing technologies in an effort to help wounded veterans do day-to-day tasks more easily, according to a Forbes article.
Robust data analysis with be critical for health organizations as the industry moves from volume-based payment to a value-based system, but there's still a long road ahead for hospitals and health systems to get where they need to be, according to a market trends report from Chilmark Research.
People who have their identities stolen have the right to review and correct their own medical records--including taking a look at medical records of the thieves themselves, the Obama administration has said.
A majority of health informatics professionals responding to a recently published survey say they are confident in the stability of the field and their individual careers.
Doctors and nurses in training are testing their medical knowledge with an online quiz game that the University of Alabama at Birmingham says is going viral.
An innovation hub based in Denver is about to get a new addition courtesy of the Medical Group Management Association.
Outsourcing for healthcare technology will grow in the next four years, and is set to reach $68.3 billion by 2020, according a report from Everest Group.
Healthcare professionals should look for an uptick in cybersecurity research for medical devices during 2016, security researcher Billy Rios says in an interview with HealthcareInfoSecurity.
Information systems used by the Utah Department of Health for its Medicaid program were left at risk, with numerous weaknesses in the technology discovered during a review of the agency by the Office of Inspector General.
Several healthcare stakeholders, including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Health IT Now and the National Partnership for Women & Families have submitted comments on the Senate HELP Committee's draft health IT legislation, unveiled late last month.
Employees at Partners HealthCare could get a grant of up to $100,000 to make innovative ideas a reality.
IT budgets continue to grow at hospitals and health systems--but that growth is not because of funds needed for electronic health records, according to an IDC Health Insights report.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for vendor partners to work on an example solution to securing wireless medical infusion pumps, according to a notice in the Federal Register.
The face of health IT is changing. What used to be an industry where men held most of the executive positions, women are breaking through that glass ceiling and taking seats at the leadership table.
Come March, tens of thousands of women will be in Las Vegas to attend HIMSS 2016.
However, despite the progress women have made in the industry, there's still an undercurrent of sexism.
Since May, many states dropped a letter grade when it comes to physician practice standards on telemedicine use, but there has been a "mix of strides and stagnation" when it comes to reimbursement for the services, according to two updated reports from the American Telemedicine Association.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week published a final rule clarifying requirements behind face-to-face encounters for Medicaid beneficiaries to be eligible to receive home health services; the rule outlines that telehealth can be used for such encounters.