When healthcare systems bring on new providers, they must now "pay the ICD-10 piper," according to Linda Reed R.N., vice president and CIO at Morristown, New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System.
It's time for ICD-10 to be implemented, and added delays are not likely to motivate organizations any more than the others ones did, says pediatrician Michael Lee, the director of clinical informatics at Atrius Health.
The healthcare industry lags behind almost all others when it comes to privacy and security practices--and that holds true when it comes to email communication as well, according to a recently published report.
The Cleveland Clinic, through a new partnership announced this week with Cox Communications, is looking to improve in-home patient monitoring and treatment services.
President Barack Obama's executive order to use information sharing and analysis organizations to boost cybersecurity will raise awareness and help create better coordination between private entities and government, according to Deborah Kobza, executive director of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Security professionals in the United States say they feel ill-prepared to defend against cybersecurity attacks, according to new research conducted by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Lockheed Martin. In all, 678 professionals responsible for directing the cybersecurity activities at their organizations were polled, 114 from the healthcare industry. They rated their ability to defend against cyberattacks at 4.9 on scale of 10.
Intermountain Healthcare is setting aside $35 million to support a collaboration with healthcare startup accelerator Healthbox.
Three in five health IT professionals see government mandates as having a negative effect on the industry, according to a report from cloud-services vendor Peak 10. Ninety-four percent said those mandates affect IT strategy, and a majority say they lack the expertise to effectively comply with them.
As use of precision medicine in healthcare expands, in part because of President Barack Obama's initiative on the practice, privacy issues must be addressed.
Telemedicine eases the stress of extensive, ongoing care required for treating burn victims at Shriners Hospitals, according to an article at Dermatology Times.
A pair of new initiatives from Cerner and Pfizer are highlighting the promise big data holds across the healthcare industry.
Of 50 initiatives highlighted on CSO's annual list of groundbreaking safety and security efforts, 11 are endeavors in the healthcare industry, with eight of those recognized in the top 20.
Health industry on Obama cybersecurity order: Sharing threat data doesn't have to endanger consumer data
Participants in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Friday, including those from the healthcare industry, focused on the need for industry and government to share information to thwart criminals, but at the same time protect consumer privacy.
Telemedicine bills are making their way through medical boards and state senates from Florida to Oregon.
Health data and child obesity are among the problems that entrepreneurs are searching for solutions to as part of an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It seems as if finally--after three delays and endless back-and-forth arguments about merits, costs and complexities—the transition to ICD-10 will happen this October. To briefly recap:
- First, the deadline was set for October 2011. Then this happened in January 2009
- Then, the deadline was set for October 2013. Then this happened in February 2012
- Then, the deadline was pushed back to October 2014. Then this came out of left field last spring
Will the fourth time be the charm?
In the wake of a breach at Anthem that compromised the information of about 80 million current and former customers, the insurance company will work with AllClear ID to provide identity theft repair and credit monitoring services.
The best place to start a solid relationship between a chief information officer and a vendor is right at the beginning, according to Daniel Morreale, president of the New Jersey chapter of HIMSS.
An international team of researchers has developed a prototype electronic decision aid to help keep the medical information up to date and to foster meaningful conversations between patients and their doctors.
As the healthcare workforce grapples with using new technologies proliferating the market, medical schools are taking steps to make sure those entering the industry are prepared for new innovation.