Since stepping into her role last fall, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's chief privacy officer Lucia Savage has set her focus on fostering interoperability in healthcare while ensuring security and privacy is maintained.
As the U.S. Department of Defense zeroes in on determining which bidding group will be awarded the coveted contract to modernize its electronic health record system, Loren Thompson, COO at the nonprofit Lexington Institute, says the effort is doomed to fail.
Most information blocking in healthcare is "beyond the current reach" of federal agencies to detect, investigate and address, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's report to Congress published Friday.
While ICD-11 is expected to be released worldwide in 2017, per the World Health Organization, it likely won't be ready for use in the U.S. healthcare system for at least seven to 10 years, believes Michael Stearns, M.D., CEO of Austin, Texas-based healthcare IT and compliance organization Apollo HIT.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is creating a voluntary program, the Expedited Access Program, to speed medical devices to patients who have life-threatening conditions while not compromising FDA's safety standards, according to a blog post on the agency's website.
After more than 30 years working at the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine, outgoing director Donald Lindberg has seen first-hand the changes technology has had on the healthcare industry.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking comments on suggested future cybersecurity efforts to protect consumer data, including healthcare data.
Through its interoperability roadmap, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should work to promote competition and innovation, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
The White House is turning to data and the innovative power of both individuals and tech companies to prepare health systems in the U.S. for changes global warming will bring.
In April 2004, President George W. Bush, through an Executive Order, created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT with a goal of widespread use of electronic health records within 10 years.
Meaningful Use Stage 3 conversations already are in full swing since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' announcement of the proposed rule last month. For instance, many in the provider industry have expressed apprehension about some of the objectives and measures in the rule, such as those pertaining to increased patient engagement.
Cleveland Clinic Innovations is opening up an online marketplace for digital health products.
Patients support use of telehealth from home via videoconferencing, but hurdles such as the consumer's age and distance from a clinic remain, according to a study published this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.
An enterprise-wide protected health information disclosure management strategy has helped East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, to standardize the process, streamline workflow and reduce the time to fill requests to three days, according to an article published this month in the Journal of AHIMA.