Echoing previous surveys, eHealth Initiative's latest poll of health data exchange organizations finds them struggling with interoperability issues.
Close to 60 health IT stakeholders--including the American Medical Informatics Association and Health IT Now--want to see Congressional involvement in clarifying appropriate risk-based oversight of health IT.
Two Nevada health insurance providers--Anthem and UnitedHealthcare--are rolling out telemedicince programs.
As participation in patient portals grows, so, too, does the number of electronic messages sent between patients and physicians, showing a need for reimbursement and clinical structures that allow physicians to make use of the tool, according to a study published this month in Health Affairs.
FierceHealthIT recently spoke with patient advocate Regina Holliday about electronic medical record access, patients' rights to information and interoperability.
Consolidation and governance of health information exchanges is crucial as the number of HIEs across the country continues to grow, according to industry experts in an analysis published this month in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Trade Commission plan to work together to promote competition in the health IT marketplace, the two agencies have revealed.
The health industry has reached a tipping point for telemedicine to become a standard of practice nationwide, according to panelists speaking at U.S. News and World Report's Hospital of Tomorrow conference in the District of Columbia on Tuesday.
FierceHealthIT spoke with Glenn Engelmann, senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. law firm of McDermott Will & Emery and a former senior executive with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, about the recently launched Open Payments database.
Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer and director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is stepping down from her position to join tech giant IBM, according to an internal announcement emailed to FierceHealthIT.
In the absence of clinical trials for guidance, physicians and researchers increasingly are looking at the troves of data that exist--on thousands or millions of patients with similar conditions--to set a course for patient care, according to an article in The New York Times.
Despite the offer of cash incentives, health plan members are unlikely to participate in online programs, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Heart failure patients participating in a Geisinger Health Plan telemonitoring program were significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Population Health Management.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week unveiled a new roadmap that outlines its strategic priorities through 2018. According to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, the plan--which includes many health IT-related goals--was in development for more than a year.
Risk assessment and agility are crucial to having a robust system in place to handle the high volume of security threat information, two healthcare information security experts say.
Banner Health in Phoenix has one more site left--in Fairbanks, Alaska--before its telemedicine program is available systemwide.
Contrary to previous reports, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy a new scheduling system by 2017.
In a final guidance document published Oct. 1, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency outlines measures it believes medical device manufacturers must take to ensure the safety and security of their tools in the face of growing cyberthreats.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society reached out to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week to create a plan to address health IT issues facing the nation's healthcare system.
AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset.