Mixing naturally occurring vitamin B2 into the liquid used in 3-D printers eliminates the toxicity commonly found in the printed objects, taking medicine one step closer to using 3-D printing to create medical implants.
Researchers investigating treating disease on a nano scale have developed a selective revolving door through a cell's lipid membrane, technology that could be of particular use in gene therapy.
Health IT is strengthening provider communications with patients and influencing patient-engagement strategies, according a new health IT survey. The findings come as the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) announces a new project to develop a Patient Experience Framework, an evolution of the group's Patient Engagement Framework.
The personal health information of 729,000 patients was put in jeopardy when thieves stole two laptops from an administration building of San Gabriel Valley-based AHMC Healthcare.
While hospital CIOs will be forced to make some tough, unpopular decisions that focus primarily on government mandates in the coming fiscal year, those actions will serve to ensure the viability of their facilities, John Halamka, CIO at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes in a new post to his Life As A Healthcare CIO blog this week.
Emailing doctors like you'd email a co-worker or a friend about a concern seems to be the modern way of communicating--but would you be willing to pay for it? Parents polled by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital said no. While they said they'd love to get an email response from their child's healthcare provider about a minor visit rather than making a visit, roughly half of all respondents said such a process should come at no cost.
Former Rep. Bill Gradison (R-Ohio) advocates for a telemedicine bill in the House that would allow doctors to treat Medicare patients across state lines in a post on The Hill's Healthwatch.
To win support for IT initiatives from c-suite executive counterparts, hospital CIOs would be wise to show how health technology can impact a facility's bottom line, according to Miami Children's Hospital CIO Edward Martinez.
If you watch Showtime's Emmy-award winning series "Homeland," you're familiar with the scene: a terrorist hacks into the vice president's heart device, killing him in his office without a warning. Seems dramatic, but could it happen in real life? Former vice president Dick Cheney thinks so.
In a ruling that seems to run counter to HIPAA, a California appellate court has ruled that providers aren't necessarily liable to patients when medical records are stolen or misappropriated unless they are accessed by a third party.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has been slow to act on data it has collected that could help it implement a technical solution for removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards, a newly released Government Accountability Office report concluded.
Potential health IT investors must carefully assess the HIPAA compliance readiness of business associates, according to Tony Kong, director of the healthcare practice at West Monroe Partners management and technology consulting firm.
Is digital health all talk and no action? One Forbes contributor fed up with one wearable technology invention after another, thinks so.