The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unveiled draft guidance it hopes the medical device industry will follow for including interoperability in the design and development of such tools.
HIMSS and the Personal Connected Health Alliance are urging the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to consider conducting additional studies that provide more data on the benefits of telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
Britain's National Health Service has announced pilot projects in seven locations to test how technology can help monitor people with long-term conditions, according to an article in The Telegraph.
The Health Collaborative and Indiana Health Information Exchange are linking up with Indiana-based Reid Health to provide the exchange of information to patients in Ohio.
Women are still underrepresented in the healthcare field, but in 2015 digital health saw a rise in female CEOs, according to a Rock Health report.
A website outage for Kaiser Permanente last week prevented many consumers from accessing their information.
Use of communication and health IT is necessary to help avoid high costs and readmissions that can occur because of transitions of care.
Health systems must become test-beds of innovation because they have the ability to gather smart people and push their ideas forward, according to former Cleveland Clinic Chief Innovation Officer Thomas Graham, M.D.
As cyberthreats grow, the best way for providers to ensure their systems are as secure as possible is to implement multiple layers of protection.
The market for medical information is so opaque that many doctors and patients don't realize data from a lab or electronic health record may be anonymized and sold without their consent, according to an article at Scientific American.
Yale-New Haven Health System is using real-time feedback to improve patient satisfaction, an effort growing in importance as hospitals vie to retain customers.
AcademyHealth, a health services research program, has chosen 15 communities that will take part in its Community Health Peer Learning Program.
The benefits of telemedicine use at prisons is two-fold: It helps to lower healthcare costs and also gives inmates better access to care, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, on Wednesday, unveiled a discussion draft of legislation it hopes will improve the overall use and development of health information technology.
Intersecting trends are making the timing right for patient-driven health information exchange, according to a perspective article published in The New England Journal of Medicine by authors Kenneth Mandl, M.D., and Isaac S. Kohane, M.D.
Overall, rural providers have adopted Meaningful Use at about the same rate as urban providers, however, greater disparities persist between different rural practices, new research shows.
Losing patients due to malicious actors gaining access to systems or hacking medical devices is the top fear for healthcare leaders when it comes to cybersecurity, according to the results of a new survey.
Integrating data from out-of-network providers was the top HIT challenge for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in a new survey from the eHealth Initiative (eHI) and Premier.
Healthcare is the most targeted yet least prepared sector in the U.S. when it comes to cyberattacks, according to a report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.