The six winners of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge are promising start ups that will be paired with healthcare stake holders to promote new health IT tools, according to an ONC announcement.
Health research, data and computing power will lead to the "Internet of Me," according to Adriana Karaboutis, executive vice president of technology at Biogen. All of this will lead to more effective treatments that are personalized for each patient.
Some patient privacy advocates worry that the language in the revised 21st Century Cures Act could significantly weaken the HIPAA privacy protections for patient data.
A healthcare provider in Southern California is turning to telemedicine to help address rising rates of diabetes in American Indian tribes.
A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research has found little difference between sessions delivered by telemedicine or by phone in the effectiveness of counseling to help rural patients stop smoking.
A pair of Connecticut state senators say that the lack of interoperability between electronic health records systems "amounts to taxpayer fraud" and call for passage of a bill that would levy civil fines against those found guilty of information blocking in an editorial published Saturday in the New Haven Register.
Analyzing the massive amounts of data flowing through the Medicaid program is one of the main focuses of his job, Jason McNamara, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services senior technical director of Medicaid health IT, tells Healthcare Informatics in an interview.
Many of the same problems found in a recent audit of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) also exist at the Information Technology Infrastructure and Operations (ITIO) office, according to a report published by the Office of Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department.
Cyberattacks on healthcare entities are not a matter of if but when, and industry collaboration is one of the keys to lessening the impact of such attacks.
Mercy Health System's telehealth division Mercy Virtual is closing in on completion of its new virtual care center. The Chesterfield, Missouri-based system, which has been touting the project since 2011, broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility last May; the facility will house all of Mercy's telehealth programs.
An engineering team at the University of Washington has been exploring the security vulnerabilities of a surgical robot to determine whether a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in the future.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is teaming up with investment fund company Rock Health to bring digital health innovations to the hospital.
HealthData.gov, the site designed to be a one-stop resource for health information and health datasets from the U.S. government, will be getting a refresh.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is no stranger to cyberattacks. In March, roughly 1.2 billion cyberattacks targeted the VA network. Amid all that activity, the VA saw a sharp drop in protected health information breaches in March. A big part of the reason: The VA has taken several steps to shore up security in medical devices, which are a common point of vulnerability.
Carolinas HealthCare System is seeing benefits for patients and physicians through its off-site intensive care unit command center.
The medical device tax may soon be repealed, according to Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.).
Virginia Commonwealth University is embarking on an initiative to test how big data can help improve population health on the other side of the U.S.
Criminal attacks on healthcare organizations have increased 125 percent in the past five years and now are the leading cause of data breaches, according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute.
President Barack Obama late Wednesday announced his intent to nominate current National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo for Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Since the launch in 2012 of President Barack Obama's White House Rural Council initiative, $1 billion has been invested across 13 states to help health systems with health IT goals, according to National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo.