For stroke victims, early treatment is paramount, but often care is hard to find for those living in rural and remote areas--but healthcare organizations are using telemedicine to change that.
An analysis of adverse events reported to two databases found a need for improved reporting, according to a blog post at Health IT Buzz.
A paper published at Perspectives in Health Information Management calls for a nationwide patient matching strategy and describes elements to be standardized.
A focus on health IT and mobile healthcare will lead the telemedicine market to nearly double in five years, according to a new industry research report.
Use of technology to manage healthcare still remains low for consumers, but many of them view devices and apps in a positive light, according to a new survey from consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and research practice Ipsos Public Affairs.
A new ICD-10 end-to-end testing period for providers, as well as associated guidance for testing, was revealed this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
It's hard to deny the influence patients as consumers are having on the healthcare industry, and many predict that 2015 will be the year of the consumer.
Secondary use of health information exchange data could be even more valuable than its primary use of giving providers a complete picture of a patient's care history, but there are issues to be worked out.
Experian's 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast called healthcare "a vulnerable and attractive target for cybercriminals," predicting more breaches are headed the industry's way. The recent breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment provides three lessons for healthcare, according to Michael Bruemmer, VP with Experian's Data Breach Resolution group.
Nearly half of patients participating in a trial looking at patient control of the medical records withheld clinically sensitive information from some or all of their care team.
A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help fund a study into how telemedicine affects clinical outcomes in emergency departments.
Implementing a secure messaging system has proved fruitful at Saint Mary's Hospital, communication has improved and the hospital's staff has embraced the technology, according to two of the hospital's leaders.
States spent $1.8 billion in Medicaid 90/10 funds to upgrade their eligibility information technology systems over the past three fiscal years, but still face implementation challenges, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
To enhance the exchange of ideas and business improvements for health information exchanges, 20 HIEs have formed the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative.
Technology is creating more ways to collect and analyze health data, but as the amount of information grows, chief information officers in the industry must figure out how to make that flood of data actionable.
Implementing healthcare innovations calls for better understanding of the relationship between them and the context in which they will be used, according to an article at Health Affairs.
Patients are becoming more willing to share their health information publicly, but there is one caveat: It has to be for a good reason.
Despite the seemingly constant threat of another delay to ICD-10, hospitals and physician practices would be wise to forge ahead with implementation, writes Deborah Grider, a healthcare consultant and current president of the Indiana Health Information Management Association.