The use of electronic pharmacy claims data showed significant potential to prevent medication errors among patients with complex medication regimens, according to a study published at the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
While some patients with long undiagnosed problems seem to be helped by online crowdsourcing, there are issues to be resolved to make such a method truly effective, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The health IT sector brought in $4.6 billion in venture capital funding in 2015, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.
A teledermatology program helped improve patient access to face-to-face care in a study at the Mann-Grandstaff Spokane Veterans Administration Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.
The National Institutes of Health is launching a new project to help scientific researchers better share information.
Lawmakers are growing impatient with the Department of Veterans Affairs over its electronic benefits management system, according to a report from Nextgov.
State policies on telemedicine use under Medicare can have a great impact on adoption of the technology, according to a report published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement has set its sights on making regional health data open to the public to inform patients about the performance of hospitals and physicians.
A University of Iowa researcher is reporting positive results from an online program to help female veterans cope with postpartum depression.
Physicians with access to a health information exchange order fewer repeat imaging tests, which leads to moderate savings, according to research in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Congress will have to address a number of privacy issues in health legislation throughout 2016, according to attorney Kirk Nahra, of law firm Wiley Rein.
An exodus of executives and doctors at Denver Health Medical Center may have been prompted by the addition of a new CEO and large investments made to install Epic at the health system.
Value-based and person-centered care were common topics in 2015, but 2016 will be the year those concepts become a greater reality, Carla Smith, HIMSS executive vice president, writes in a post at iHealthBeat.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has made progress in implementing its electronic benefits management system, but delays continue to plague the rollout, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
A "moonshot" initiative spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden is underway to find a cure for cancer, and health IT will have a big role to play in the effort.
A new report published last week by the Federal Trade Commission on the use of big data is relevant to the agency's stance on how such information should be handled with regard to healthcare, according to health attorney David Harlow.
A new venture from the Health and Humans Services Department's Idea Lab, Invent Health, is looking for inventors to create new tools to advance healthcare.
Massachusetts looks to secure its place in the healthcare industry as a digital innovation hub through a public-private partnership that aims to lure tech innovators to the state, according to an announcement from Gov. Charlie Baker.
The American Medical Association is jumping into healthcare innovation with a $15 million investment to help launch Health2047 Inc., a company that will examine solutions to the most pressing challenges in healthcare.
Penn Medicine's analytics efforts are highlighting how big data can save lives.