Chicago-based Rush Health plans to create a private health information exchange to better connect its three hospitals and close to 1,000 physicians.
The use of data analytics helped Boston Medical Center recover from a $34 million operating loss in 2010 and report a $2.5 million operating profit two years later, according to president and CEO Kathleen Walsh.
The number of patients worldwide using telehealth services will rise from less than 350,000 in 2013 to roughly 7 million in 2018, according to a new report published by IHS Technology.
Seeking to relieve some of the physicians' fears, Project HealthDesign, a research program funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, had teams test the incorporation of patient-generated, digital information into clinical care, a study published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine reported.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continued his quest for answers on the security of HealthCare.gov before its launch this fall today at a Committee on Oversight & Government Reform meeting.
On the heels of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision this week to end net neutrality, what will happen with mHealth?
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange this week urged the federal government to conduct additional Medicare testing prior to the implementation of ICD-10 in a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
New DNA "barcoding" technology developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital allows for simultaneous analysis of hundreds of cancer-related protein markers from patient samples, garnered through minimally invasive methods.
Seven projects will split $2.2 million from the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation--which supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism and advance media innovation--as winners of the Knight News Challenge: Health, the foundation announced Tuesday. The objective shared by each of the projects will be to "harness the power of data and information to improve health of communities," according to the announcement.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team--which makes recommendations to the Health IT Policy Committee--laid out its 2014 agenda and named a new co-chair at its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 13.
Physician practices are still behind schedule in terms of preparation for ICD-10, yet generally are optimistic about readiness for its implementation on Oct. 1, 2014, according to a recent survey conducted by medical claims clearinghouse Navicure.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo has wasted no time sharing her thoughts on the direction of ONC's work under her tenure. At Tuesday's Health IT Policy Committee meeting, DeSalvo, one day after taking office, said she believes ONC's next phase will focus on harnessing health IT for, among other things, population health.
Kaiser Permanente plans to use $7 million to build a data network aimed at improving cancer, obesity and heart diseases outcomes this year, the health system announced this week.
Jails tend to be islands as far as healthcare is concerned, with providers inside having no information on care inmates received outside, and community emergency rooms--where most inmates are treated upon release--with no data from treatment provided inside. Two case studies dissected in an article at Perspectives in Health Information Management discuss the issues.
While momentum for the use of telemedicine in an everyday manner continues to build, there also are downsides to using such tools that must not be overlooked.
Last year was another banner year for venture capital funding for healthcare IT--it doubled from $1.2 billion to $2.2 billion, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.
Clinical decision support reference tools still lack the level of integration necessary to provide the strategic direction that providers need, according to a recently published KLAS report.