In an effort to predict where the physician shortage will hit the hardest, researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have developed a web-based model to determine how many physicians each region, state and the nation needs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, piggybacking on its announcement Thursday finalizing Oct. 1, 2015, as the new ICD-10 deadline, have outlined a "comprehensive four-pronged approach" to helping providers prepare for the transition.
Hospitals cannot assume they're safe from hackers, writes Daniel J. Nigrin, M.D., in a perspective on healthcare cybersecurity at The New England Journal of Medicine.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a new organization to offer support to healthcare leaders in senior IT security positions.
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and other patients in underserved areas, according to an announcement from Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, one of its sponsors.
Thirty-three new research projects split more than $54 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors--including some that are IT-related.
After months of speculation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as expected, finalized Oct. 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for providers and payers to transition to ICD-10.
It's no secret that people take to social media when they have a complaint. It's been said many times that brands need to be in social media, because even if the brand isn't out there, people can still mention it, in both good and bad ways. Hospitals are no exception to this rule.
Telemedicine, much to the delight of some health industry observers, is a prominent part of legislation announced this week allocating $17 million to overhaul the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Facilities were more likely to acquire a new surgical robot if neighboring hospitals had done so, according to a study from a group of private and government researchers published in this month's Healthcare journal.
Sue Bowman, senior director of coding policy and compliance at AHIMA, addresses four misconceptions surrounding the transition to ICD-10.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on restructuring its IT efforts to offer greater transparency and efficiency in customer support and services, its Deputy Commissioner for Operations Walter S. Harris said in a blog post.
As big data becomes more widely used in healthcare, hospitals and other organizations are continually trying to find ways to use the information while addressing any concerns that may arise.
Genetic testing company 23andMe has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, only a year after the U.S. Drug and Food Administration ordered the company to stop its DNA tests.
Personal information for more than 100,000 employees of several federal agencies--including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--was obtained illegally by an alleged British hacker, indicted late last week by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, among a bevy of charges.
Hospitals increasingly plan to outsource coding efforts in the coming year, according to a new survey published today by Black Book Rankings.
Kaiser Permanente is testing nearly 200 applications with a range of external trading partners and providers as part of its preparation for the transition to ICD-10.
Using data and analytics, physicians at Carolinas HealthCare System are undertaking many new initiatives, including ones on community health.
The Department of Health and Human Services must improve its security procedures for granting access to physical facilities as well as computer applications and files, according to an audit from the HHS Office of Inspector General that found security controls inadequate.
If an interstate compact for physician licensure moves forward, it would herald a major reform in medical licensing, according to Robert Steinbrook, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine.