While the Internet of Things promises to be a major disruptive force across various industries, policymakers should address common issues among them, according to a whitepaper from the Telecommunications Industry Association.
The nightmare isn't over for Premera, as five class action lawsuits have been filed against the health insurer as a result of a 2014 cyberattack.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stands at a crossroads when it comes to regulation and the influx of wearable health tools. So far, the FDA intends to do too little instead of too much.
Assessment for stroke took slightly longer using robotic telepresence, but this option still could be effective when the hospital has no vascular neurologist on site, according to research published at Telemedicine and e-Health.
Google and Johnson & Johnson device company Ethicon are teaming up to create robots to assist surgeons.
The healthcare industry should turn to libraries to learn how to share information, according to Charis Anne Baz Takaro, a project/policy analyst at University Health Services at the University of California, Berkeley.
Most people view technology as an enhancement to healthcare, but still consider the doctor-patient relationship as the most important aspect of a satisfying patient experience, according to a new survey.
While preparing for ICD-10 should include actively protecting your organization's revenue stream, the new code set almost certainly will make some aspects of reimbursement easier, according to Pam Jodock, HIMSS senior director of health business solutions.
The C-suite is growing at healthcare provider organizations as technology requires the creation of new leadership positions--from chief technology officer to chief information security officers.
Thirty-three employees in Reading Health System's IT division will be laid off, according to the Reading Eagle.
All too often, cybersecurity is treated as a feature that can be added on to healthcare technology as a separate entity, when instead, it should be built into such tools, according to health IT analyst Shahid Shah.
Radiologists need to plan for a future where "whoever has the best data wins," according to an article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
With stronger network connectivity and enhanced technologies, telemedicine is paving the way for a new approach to care--and many providers are already seeing the benefits of the tool.
Data is the key element in turning public health agencies into learning public health systems that can work to improve population health, according to a paper published this week in eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).
While the both proposed rule for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use and the accompanying certification rule emphasize the use of application programming interfaces for sharing health information with patients, that outlined proposal doesn't go far enough, according to Ashish Jha, a professor of international health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Boston Children's Hospital was without its electronic health record system for close to a week after a hardware issue caused it to shut down.
CIOs and chief information security officers must develop myriad innovations and approaches to outwit "the wolves at their cyberdoor," according to the 2015 IT Priorities Survey by Protiviti, a risk and business consulting firm.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced $5 million in funding for a project to demonstrate the ability of its "network of networks," known as PCORnet, to engage health system leaders and clinicians to conduct relevant research.
Insurance commissioners from Washington state, Oregon and Alaska are joining together to investigate the cyberattack that compromised the information of 11 million Premera customers.
Information technology and the interoperability of electronic patient data will be critical components to President Barack Obama's new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network initiative, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said at a kickoff event for the effort on Wednesday.