At a nomination hearing before a Senate committee on Tuesday, Sloan Gibson, the Obama Administration's pick to serve as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, pledged to tackle the VA's backlog problems and joint electronic health record efforts.
The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded ASM Research a $162.5 million contract to "improve the user experience" for VA's electronic health record system.
The ECRI institute released its top 10 health technology hazards list yesterday, bringing to attention that with new innovation comes great responsibility--for training, implementation and day-to-day use.
WebMD's acquisition of the patient engagement platform Avado means that a mobile healthcare app could finally fulfill three of the four ingredients for success, a healthcare consultant contends in a blog post on HL7 Standards. To be successful, digital patient engagement must allow for communication among patients, providers and other patients and be able to continuously access and incorporate outside data in a meaningful way...
Big data isn't all talk and buzzwords.
CIO magazine recently highlighted several real-life cases of healthcare organizations that are using big data analytics to improve outcomes and reduce costs in a slideshow. The cases bridge traditional analytics and big data pushes with "rapid, agile insight delivery" to the point of decision.
A government memorandum signed off on by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services administrator Marilyn Tavenner reveals that she allowed HealthCare.gov to launch without final security testing.