There is a misconception that Texas is behind the times in terms of its telemedicine policy, when there actually are "very few telemedicine scenarios which are prohibited" in the Lone Star State, according to Michael Arambula, M.D, president of the Texas Medical Board.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has unveiled its open-source genomic platform, PrecisionFDA, in a "closed beta," according to Fedscoop.
Telemedicine sessions at home can be a viable way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in active-duty military personnel, according to a preliminary study published at Telemedicine and e-Health.
Last week, health IT experts converged at the National Harbor in Maryland, to discuss the ever-changing role of technology in healthcare at HIMSS' Connected Health Conference.
Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Medical Director Douglas Wood believes that doctors and hospitals currently are too focused on providing healthcare for patients rather than helping people to achieve healthy lifestyles.
Usable data needs will be a priority for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT down the road, according to head Karen DeSalvo.
Security researchers accuse the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of being "a toothless dragon" in dealing with medical device vulnerabilities.
A recent review of the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), set up in 2012 to speed up detection and response to cyberattacks, highlights how far the industry has to go to effectively share information on cybersecurity
When engaging with patients and families after hospital discharge, Kelly Dunn, R.N., says that a staff nurse at Boston Children's Hospital used to sit at a desk and make calls to each home. That process would take a couple hours, and often the call went to voicemail. With that in mind, staffers asked themselves: How can we use digital technology to reach out to families? They came up with a tool called DisCo, or Discharge Communications.
Four senators are asking the Department of Health and Human Services what it's doing to prevent data breaches at provider and payer organizations.
Walgreens' mission is to reinvent the consumer experience around digital health by making it simple, rewarding and effective, according to Adam Pellegrini, vice president of digital health at Walgreens.
The White House has released a set of privacy principles to govern the Precision Medicine Initiative.
Calling broadband connectivity the most significant foundation for disruption in healthcare, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn shared a three-part prescription for building up the industry during a keynote at the Connected Health Summit this week.
IBM Watson and Boston Children's Hospital will join forces to better understand rare pediatric diseases thanks to the power of cognitive computing.
The Sequoia Project and the Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), in a new white paper, present a framework for patient matching for health information exchange partners, considered one of the major hindrances to effective data-sharing.
Technology will play a key role in a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and Google Life Sciences that will focus on bringing "unconventional thinking" to heart disease research.
The use of legacy electronic systems by providers and the more frequent implementation of bring-your-own-device policies represent some of the top challenges to healthcare cybersecurity, at least in the eyes of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Telemonitoring failed to improve readmission rates for heart failure patients in research from the University of California-Los Angeles.
When it comes to innovation within healthcare, work is necessary to build creative confidence with providers, according to Paul Nagy, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Medical Innovation Center.