FDA to prioritize clinical decision support, med device accessories in 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has put it out its regulatory agenda for 2015.

World Health Organization: 'eLearning' equal to traditional training for healthcare workforce

Training through electronic media and devices could help prepare more healthcare professionals, addressing possible shortages of doctors and nurses around the globe, according to a new review from the World Health Organization.

How to create a hospital cybersecurity framework

As cyberattacks on the healthcare industry increase in intensity, hospitals and healthcare providers must establish a cybercentric framework.

Hospital CEO: Providers need data on the benefits of ICD-10

Many healthcare providers are against transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. To that end, the best way to get them to embrace the new coding system is to show how it will benefit their practice and patients, says Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska.

New York enacts telehealth parity law

New York has become the 22nd state to pass legislation requiring that telehealth visits be reimbursed at the same rate as in-person visits.

Healthcare IT in 2015: What to expect

In considering the twists and turns facing the health IT industry in 2015, it's interesting to read through others' forecasts for the coming year.

Sue Schade: The importance of encouraging women in health IT

While core system updates are a vital part of Sue Schade's job, the potential to innovate is one of the biggest drivers for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers CIO on a day-to-day basis.

How data on patient outcomes can help clinicians improve care quality

Using and comparing data about patient outcomes can help clinicians work to improve care, as well as start conversations about quality improvement, according to a case study published in eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to increase patient outcomes.)

Older adults prefer e-prescribing

Older adults expect and prefer their prescriptions to be ordered electronically, according to a study published in AHIMA's Perspectives in Health Information Management.

Congressman starts 2015 with push to repeal medical device tax

Repealing the medical device tax will be the first effort put forth by Rep. Erik Paulsen as the 114th Congress gets under way.

7 digital resolutions for hospitals in 2015

It's the beginning of 2015 and time for people to take a closer look at their lives and make resolutions for the coming year. It's also a good time for hospitals to take another look at their social media and digital initiatives and determine what's working and what's not.

HITRUST adds privacy controls to security framework

The Health Information Trust Alliance will include privacy controls in version seven of its Common Security Framework.

Supercomputer expected to refine children's cancer treatment protocols

With a dedicated supercomputer, the new Chan Soon-Shiong Children's Precision Medicine Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital will be able to offer genomic sequencing faster to treat disease more quickly and accurately, according to Robert Meyer, Phoenix's president and CEO.

Donna Cryer: Interoperability essential to improve patient care

The ability for patient data to follow an individual as they go from hospital to home and beyond is becoming an essential part of healthcare. Donna Cryer, a liver transplant survivor and health IT advocate, knows that full well. 

UPMC wants to make health IT innovation the norm

With new leaders at the helm, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is looking to not just move healthcare IT forward, but take it to the next level.

FTC's Edith Ramirez: Connected health devices create bevy of privacy risks

At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke about privacy protection, including for health data.

John Nosta: 'Digital natives' to drive technological revolution in medicine

The biggest changes to come in the medical industry down the road will be at the hands of those who have grown up surrounded by technology all their lives, according to digital health philosopher John Nosta.

ICD-10, Meaningful Use among AMA's top issues of 2015

Implementation of ICD-10 and Meaningful Use rank among the top 10 issues for physicians to watch in 2015, according to the American Medical Association.

US stifles health innovation while it flourishes abroad

Getting new healthcare technologies off the ground can be a challenging task in the United States, but many of the ingredients for flourishing health IT innovation can be found abroad, according to Leonard D'Avolio, director of informatics at Ariadne Labs, a nonprofit health systems innovation joint venture of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Survey: Majority of healthcare CIOs satisfied with career path

Chief information officers increasingly are engaging with key executives on the role of technology at their hospitals, and most are focused on the greater mission of their health system, according to executive search firm SSi-Search's findings based on its annual CIO survey.