A new whitepaper released Monday by the San Diego-based West Health Institute provides a detailed summary of the group's Health Care Innovation Day, held last month in Washington, D.C. In addition to outlining the day's events, West Health also listed several actions it believes are essential to "igniting an interoperable healthcare system."
Bedside optical monitoring can lead to individualized stroke care; UVA researchers find genetic variant for increased stroke risk;
A free population health tool that can import data and calculate, display and export electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) is now certified as a 2014 electronic health record module, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Are doctors suffering at the hands of the Herzberg principle--which says that the best way to discourage workers is to subject them to policies and procedures that don't make sense?
An "asymmetry of benefits" for providers has kept the healthcare industry from ubiquitous adoption of health IT--and electronic health records, in particular--and thus realizing its full potential, according to David Blumenthal, former national coordinator for health IT and current president of The Commonwealth Fund.
The 28-hospital Indian Health Service--a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services agency that provides healthcare to Native American and Alaskan Natives--failed a mock cyber attack carried out by the HHS Office of Inspector General, according to a report.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is launching a campaign to promote an interoperable and connected emergency system.
For emergency room doctors at Lansing, Mich.-based Memorial Healthcare, the implementation of virtual desktops helped to dramatically improve workflow, according to CIO Frank Fear. In a recent interview with FierceHealthIT, Fear discussed challenges with the virtual desktop rollout, which included personnel needing to focus on federal initiatives like Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ICD-10.
The Leapfrog Group announced Tuesday that it will partner with Castlight Health on a consumer-friendly analysis of nationwide health performance.
As 2014 kicks into full gear, what topics elicit fear and frustration among health CIOs? Bonnie Siegel, a healthcare IT recruiter for Witt/Kieffer, shared some of her takeaways from discussions with CIOs at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' CIO Forum in Orlando, Fla.
Arizona Telemedicine Program Director Ronald Weinstein believes that while telemedicine success doesn't come easy, patience is key to positive results.
Last year's Target data breach, in which up to 110 million credit card numbers were stolen from the company's network, wasn't an isolated event or tough luck for one company and its customers. The fact is, such a data breach could happen to any organization, including hospitals and health systems. Check out these three strategies to avoid falling prey to such a massive data breach.