Every new healthcare program or initiative should be approached with a telemedicine angle in mind, according to American Telemedicine Association President-Elect Ed Brown.
The looming transition to ICD-10 continues to be burdensome for healthcare providers nationwide, so much so that some in Congress are calling for it to not be mandatory. However, according to Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management innovation at Nuance, there are several steps that can be taken to ease the process.
The global healthcare IT market is estimated to reach $56.7 billion by 2017--up from $40.4 billion in 2012--due to the demand for clinical information technology, administrative solutions and services, according to a new analysis by MarketsandMarkets.
The White House and its Office of Management and Budget on Thursday unveiled policy requirements calling for all federal government agencies to make information resources easily accessible.
The California Office of Health Information Integrity wants to create standards for establishing trust among health information organizations in the state.
New biosensors have the potential to detect antiobiotic resistance in bacteria, according to new research.
A coalition of 30 healthcare and patient safety organizations--spearheaded by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology--wants Congress to provide $31.5 million to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's online healthcare-associated infection tracking system, as well as its infection-control research program.
Telestroke programs already have been proven to be able to improve access and care quality for patients, while also helping to save hospitals money. Now, five hospitals in California plan to use robots to boost such care efforts even further.
Those involved in the push to create accountable care organizations (ACO) will find that effective technology lies at the heart of efforts to collaborate, eliminate duplication, apply best practices and cut costs, writes Frank X. Speidel, M.D., chief medical officer for Healthcare IT Leaders.
A Bay Area university has created a Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI), focusing on developing new technologies to aid the "transformation of healthcare delivery and discovery."
If employees at your hospital are using pagers or other outdated communications technologies, they're guilty of wasting both time and money--a lot of the latter, according to a new report published by the Ponemon Institute.
What if the possibility that sensitive information could be disclosed in non-targeted queries kept patients from allowing any of their health information to be exchanged? The ONC's Health IT Policy Committee decided this week that such a scenario requires more study.
Telemedicine must move to the forefront of medical efforts in the U.S. for domestic care efficiency and quality improvements to be considered anything better than "marginal," according to an editorial published this month in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health.
American Telemedicine Association CEO Jonathan Linkous said that the stage is set for making telemedicine "a profit center" during a session at this year's ATA International Meeting & Trade Show, held in Austin, Texas