As the ICD-10 implementation date draws near, providers should not let cybersecurity fall to the wayside, according to industry experts.
It's time for the American Medical Association and more than 30 other organizations urging change in the electronic health record certification process to be part of the solution, former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider said in a blog post.
A revised version of the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act, currently circulating through Congress in draft form, takes a more "simple and straightforward" approach than its predecessor to health IT regulation, health attorney Brad Thompson tells FierceHealthIT.
A bill that could preclude health insurance plans from requiring in-person care in certain cases could boost the use of telemedicine in Colorado.
Healthcare systems and payers increasingly are looking to learn from early adopters of telehealth to determine how they can effectively implement such services.
The new year will be a challenging one for chief information officers in healthcare as the role continues to evolve, says David Miller, CIO of Optimum Healthcare IT.
The discharge process for patients from a hospital is not an easy one, and if done wrong could also lead to costly readmissions--but the use of technology could make the transition much smoother, according to David Lee Scher, M.D.
Even companies that are not HIPAA-covered entities need to know how to protect the employee health data they possess, according to attorney Susan A. Miller.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is creating a tool that will allow it to cull patient data from millions of electronic health records in an effort to improve cancer care, according to an announcement on the platform.
President Barack Obama's cybersecurity plan, announced during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, is a good step forward but still has its flaws, according to David M. Upton, a professor at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School.
Patient acceptance of telelhealth services is growing, with 64 percent of patients recently surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of telehealth company American Well saying they are willing to consider a video chat with their doctor instead of an in-person visit.
The Health IT Policy Committee's strategy and innovation work group, on Thursday, outlined draft recommendations for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan.
While the Health IT Policy Committee's Consumer Work Group praised efforts put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to update its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the group's members say the framework does not go far enough when it comes to consumers.
As security threats against healthcare organizations proliferate, the role of chief information security officers is gaining more visibility
Although most healthcare chief information officers have implemented certified electronic health record systems and the required standards, many remain frustrated in their quest for interoperability, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are turning to an unlikely source to predict rates of heart disease: Twitter.
While health IT wasn't directly mentioned in President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, two proposals touted--on cybersecurity and personalized medicine--have the potential to alter the landscape of the industry to varying degrees.
The American Academy of Family Physicians is urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to ease the burden on physicians trying to comply with federal health IT goals.
Michael James McCoy, M.D., will soon become the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's first chief health information officer.
To bring in more revenue, Arizona-based Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center decided to build a computer-assisted clinical documentation improvement system from the ground up--and the effort paid off.