While remote monitoring of intensive care units promises to stretch the skills of an inadequate pool of specialists, a recent New York Times article questions whether eICUs actually improve care for patients or the bottom line for hospitals.
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has issued guidance to help healthcare organizations set priorities for cybersecurity preparedness. The guidance points to a subset of controls within the HITRUST Common Security Framework to help organizations assess their cyber capabilities and readiness.
Better standards are needed for how discoveries in genomic medicine are found and recorded as health information technology develops, according to researchers from Harvard and the Mayo Clinic who published a viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week.
A surgeon at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver faces 14 counts of unprofessional conduct associated with use of the hospital's robotic surgery arm.
The U.S. healthcare industry is struggling to find sufficient numbers of skilled employees and the outlook isn't bright.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT receives a big financial boost in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2014 budget, unveiled Wednesday afternoon as part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services overall budget request.
Telehealth was found to have increased patient adherence to hypertension treatment, according to a study published in the April edition of the journal Telemedicine and e-Health.
President Obama's proposed budget for 2014, unveiled Wednesday afternoon, increases federal spending 27 percent for health technology efforts via the Office of the National Coordinator--from $61 million in fiscal 2013 to $78 million for fiscal 2014.
In this exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, Laura McCrary, executive director of Kansas Health Information Network, talks about the organization's next steps--including plans for an online personal health record that will put a patient's data from a variety of providers all in one place.
Technology projects such as the implementation of an electronic health record system, no doubt, come with their share of headaches. CIOs that think that such work merely consists of installing new software or hardware, however, are in for a rude awakening, according to Ilene Moore, a physician advisor for Elmhurst, Ill.-based healthcare professional services firm Dearborn Advisors.
Communication among anesthesiologists using telecommunications among operating rooms has the potential to increase productivity, a new study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia finds.
Officials at Massachusetts General Hospital hope that a telehealth pilot program announced this week can help to improve care provided for heart failure and neurology patients, as well as for children considered hyperactive and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Three health IT prognosticators, who in 2005 foresaw widespread adoption of electronic health records, recently published their latest predictions for the health IT landscape over the next five years.
With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Committee for Quality Assurance plans to spend 18 months evaluating a new measurement tool aimed at prevention among heart disease and diabetes patients.