The White House is turning to data and the innovative power of both individuals and tech companies to prepare health systems in the U.S. for changes global warming will bring.
In April 2004, President George W. Bush, through an Executive Order, created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT with a goal of widespread use of electronic health records within 10 years.
Meaningful Use Stage 3 conversations already are in full swing since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' announcement of the proposed rule last month. For instance, many in the provider industry have expressed apprehension about some of the objectives and measures in the rule, such as those pertaining to increased patient engagement.
Cleveland Clinic Innovations is opening up an online marketplace for digital health products.
Patients support use of telehealth from home via videoconferencing, but hurdles such as the consumer's age and distance from a clinic remain, according to a study published this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.
An enterprise-wide protected health information disclosure management strategy has helped East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, to standardize the process, streamline workflow and reduce the time to fill requests to three days, according to an article published this month in the Journal of AHIMA.
More than 70 percent of healthcare providers say ineffective communication technology wastes valuable time, according to a recent survey.
While President Barack Obama issued an executive order to use information sharing and analysis organizations to boost cybersecurity awareness and coordination between private entities and the government, those efforts need more development before they provide useful information, according to an article at The Wall Street Journal.
The costs of false-positive mammograms and overdiagnoses of breast cancer could be about $4 billion a year, according to a new study published this month in Health Affairs.
Better access to broadband to improve healthcare has been a goal of federal efforts to close the "connectivity gap" between rural and urban areas, but participation has been low, according to a Health Affairs Blog post that urges changes in the Rural Health Care Program.
In response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's interoperability roadmap, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange conducted a survey on information exchange efforts and sent a comment letter to the agency on the results.
Venture capital funding for healthcare technology has dropped so far this year, compared to a record-breaking 2014, according to two newly released reports.
Hospitals and health system CIOs both stressed the need for patient identifiers in comments sent late last week to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on its draft roadmap.
In an effort to look at the severity of cyberthreats in healthcare, HITRUST will perform a comprehensive study to better understand the magnitude and reasons behind attacks on the industry