The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, attempting to improve its clinical investigation processes, established a public docket last week to solicit feedback on how healthcare stakeholders are using technology for such research efforts.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be setting its sights in 2016 on security issues in the healthcare industry, according to the agency's chief privacy official.
Senior management teams are supporting increased cybersecurity efforts in the private sector, but a focus on process over outcomes could be troubling, according to research from Southern Methodist University.
New telemedicine billing codes are featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rules for payments to physicians and hospitals, which were released late last week.
Health data is paving the way for healthcare of the future; for example, more clinical and genetic information from cancer patients can help providers to better prescribe the right treatments and medication, according to Regenstrief Institute President and CEO William M. Tierney, M.D.
The Library of Congress has granted several exemptions to copyright rules that in effect mean it's OK to sometimes hack medical devices in search of security and design flaws.
Digital health startups often fail due to an inability to integrate with legacy HIT systems--including electronic health records--according to entrepreneur John Sung Kim.
Most patients prefer getting results from medical tests, especially ones containing highly sensitive information, through password protected patient portals or websites, according to a recent study.
By combining data from social media and other sources, researchers were able to more accurately predict incidence of flu, according to research published in PLoS Computational Biology.
As big data and analytics create great change within the healthcare industry, they're also having a major influence on how and what future physicians are taught.
As Director of IT Security at Children's National Medical Center, Chad Wilson believes his job is not to "implement a bunch of widgets and speak a foreign language," but rather to protect the investments of his facility.
Health data exchange, to the detriment of patient care, remains an exception in the industry rather than the rule, according to Michael Matthews, CEO of the MedVirginia and ConnectVirginia HIEs.
Lab testing startup Theranos is shaking up its board of directors after reports questioning the accuracy and use of the company's flagship technology.
There are no signs the telemedicine market will be slowing down anytime soon, especially in light of a report from Grand View Research Inc. forecasting that the market will reach $2.8 billion by 2022.
Going into a merger or acquisition, it's vital for healthcare security leaders to understand their areas of responsibility and what will fall to the security staff to ensure a smooth transition, according to Joey Johnson, chief information security officer for Premise Health.
Visits to the emergency department are on the rise in the U.S., and a lack of usability and interoperability of ED Information Systems are only adding more complications, according to a new survey from Black Book.
While the first month of the ICD-10 transition has gone relatively smoothly, per both an update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released Oct. 29, and hospital and payer stakeholders speaking at a conference a day earlier, physician practices have had some issues, according to Robert Tennant, director of health information technology policy at the Medical Group Management Association.
Patients aren't going to wait for the healthcare industry to catch up with technology, and as IT moves farther ahead than where the industry currently stands, "we have to start thinking very differently about what patients expect," Susan Turney, M.D., CEO of Marshfield Clinic, said during the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's conference in Reston, Virginia, this week.
Health First in Brevard County, Florida, made substantial improvements in patient flow through use of a bed-tracking system and implementing Lean principles, according to a paper from Rand Corp.
The Medical Home Network (MHN) collaboration in Chicago was able to substantially reduce hospital admissions and costs using a secure Web-based care coordination tool and a team-based model of care, according to an announcement.