In its long-awaited cybersecurity framework, the National Institute of Standards and Technology heeded the call from the American Hospital Association and others to keep it flexible and voluntary in the private sector.
Remote consultations from dermatologists using a smartphone app have proven reliable and efficient at prioritizing inpatient consultations for patients with skin conditions.
Partners HealthCare announced this week that it will pair with Royal Philips to support its growing telemonitoring services, providing clinical oversight for newly discharged patients and those with chronic conditions, such as congestive heart failure. Nursing staff at Partners will monitor a patient's health by tracking vital signs and intervening earlier with medical attention, reducing the rate of hospital readmissions.
Most physicians responding to a newly published survey are dissatisfied with the functionality and cost of electronic health record systems.
A newly formed alliance is looking to ensure that advancements for telehealth remain at the forefront of policymakers' minds.
What's the secret to successful accountable care? It's certainly not just use of electronic health records and health information exchanges, according to one university medical center CIO.
Interoperability was the word of the day at last week's Health Care Innovation Day in Washington, D.C.. FierceHealthIT caught up with West Health Institute Chief Medical and Science Officer Joseph Smith to get his thoughts on why West Health is focused on solutions and his vision for getting the ball rolling on interoperability.
ICD-10 implementation costs will be more expensive--in some cases more than three times previous cost estimates--for physician practices, according to updated research published Wednesday by the American Medical Association.
The study, an update of research published in 2008, predicts that small practice costs will range anywhere from $56,639 to more than $226,000. Medium practices, it estimates, will pay between $213,364 and $824,735 for implementation; costs for large practices are predicted to run between $2 million and $8 million. Read more...
Surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis this week used new glasses that enabled them to visualize and distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells, according to the school.
The full potential of telehealth cannot be realized unless privacy and security risks are addressed up front, according to Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Computer networks at three prominent medical device makers--Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical--were hacked in the first half of 2013, and may have lasted several months.
The rise in medical identity theft in the U.S. in recent years--and in particular, theft involving a breach in technology--has been swift and has left many concerned about the effectiveness of privacy regulations.
Medical devices now will be subject to scrutiny from the Office of the Inspector General, according to OIG's 2014 work plan.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Friday that it will extend the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to Meaningful Use in the Medicare electronic health record incentive program for 2013 from Feb. 28 to 11:59 p.m. on March 31. The extension will not cover EPs attesting for the Medicaid program or Physician Quality Reporting Systems incentive program pilot.