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Draft guidance published by the American Telemedicine Association this week focuses on the use of telecommunications technologies in intensive care settings.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.
Federal efforts to define and advance telehealth are certainly a work in progress as nationwide and state-based laws are developed. A new study explores seven unique definitions of telehealth in current use across the U.S. government.
While it's clear that the ICD-10 deadline will be pushed back for the second time in nearly two years thanks to the inclusion of a delay in the latest sustainable growth rate patch legislation, what's not so clear is what comes next for both providers and payers. In a pair of recent posts, Deloitte Healthcare Provider Lead Mitch Morris and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka offer up a few suggestions.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week that it has reduced its claims backlog by about 44 percent to 344,000 claims from more than 611,000 last March.
Industry reaction to the Senate's passage of H.R. 4302 on Monday--which delays ICD-10 until at least Oct. 1, 2015, and provides a 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for physicians--appears to trend against the decision, with many groups expressing "deep disappointment" with the vote.
The global healthcare IT market projected to hit $66 billion by 2020, driven by efforts to streamline critical workflow processes, according to a new report.
Implementation of ICD-10 will be delayed by at least one more year after the Senate voted, 64-35, Monday evening to approve a temporary, 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts.
Despite the high cost of implementing telemedicine technology in intensive care units, hospitals could benefit more from such tools both financially and in terms of the quality of care delivered, according to research recently published online in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health.
Daniel Barchi, who's served as CIO at 2,300-bed Yale-New Haven Health System since 2010, says when he first started in his position, the system was not integrated and didn't operate together.
Everyone has a digital footprint as a patient, according to Boston-based health attorney and FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board member David Harlow. When that data is aggregated with the digital footprints of others, he says, it can be usable information.