When it comes to leading a healthcare organization, success lies in the "ability to demonstrate emotional and behavioral intelligence," says David Miller, CIO at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an Application Programming Interface to make data on medical device adverse events more accessible to the public.
Government leaders, healthcare providers and patient advocates alike have made it clear that engaging patients in their own care will continue to a top priority in the health industry going forward, particularly as payment models shift to reward improved outcomes over volume. Not everyone in the health industry, however, believes that more engagement equals better results.
Healthcare needs leaders in the network neutrality debate who can bridge the needs of clinical practice and technology to ensure the Internet continues to serve the public good, according to a blog post at Health Affairs.
For people who live in rural areas, getting needed access to healthcare can be a hassle, but facilities across the U.S. and Canada are using telemedicine to solve that problem.
About a third of data won't be published when the Open Payments database, meant to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors, first launches to the public.
Data security is one of the healthcare industry's biggest obstacles, and the key to addressing that is understanding and identifying areas of risk, says Blair Smith, Ph.D., dean of Informatics-Management-Technology at American Sentinel University.
Atlanta-based cancer screening laboratory LabMD is calling on a Federal Trade Commission administrative judge to sanction FTC for an alleged "secretive relationship" with Tiversa, a peer-to-peer intelligence and security services firm.
Healthcare organizations must improve their information governance (IG) practices, which are an "undeniable imperative," according to an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) white paper.
When it comes to security at Texas Health Resources, a 25-hospital organization, CIO Ed Marx says it is every employee's responsibility.
Just as technology vendors have learned the importance of integrating systems such as computerized physician order entry into healthcare employees' workflow, new research advocates similar attention to patients' needs in gaining--and maintaining--their engagement in self-care technology.
Personal information for about 4.5 million patients of Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems--which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states--was compromised likely in April and June when hackers gained access to its computer network.
Provider and vendor representatives discussed looming healthcare interoperability issues at Friday's meeting of the governance subgroup for the Health IT Policy Committee's Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Workgroup.
In additional comments to Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on healthcare data transparency, the West Health Institute and the Pacific Business Group of Health (PBGH) also have also composed letters to the two officials.
Technology to power population health management is improving, but still has a ways to go to truly fulfill its promise, according to three panelists who will be speaking at the Health IT Summit in Seattle next week.
More patient portals are available at healthcare facilities across the U.S., but 40 percent of patients don't know about the systems, according to a survey by TechnologyAdvice.
Provider adoption of telemedicine solutions is largely driven by the need to fill gaps in patient care, particularly among hospitals, according to HIMSS Analytics' 2014 Telemedicine Study, published on Wednesday.
If your organization keeps a tight rein on access to its data used for analysis, does that keep it secure? No it doesn't, according to Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Yiscah Bracha.
With the recent growth of mergers and acquisitions in health IT, hospitals are coming across unexpected costs when trying to integrate computer systems.