Through the help of data analytics, Indiana is making strides in tackling one of its biggest problems--a high infant mortality rate.
As the investigations and lawsuits roll in over the breach of health insurance company Anthem, the industry is taking a closer look at its security practices.
Federal health information technology efforts received a proverbial shot in the arm last week when President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for FY2016 last week.
A group of 17 organizations is blasting a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that calls on accountable care organizations to describe how they plan to use technology, saying it will "hinder" their efforts.
Despite the promise of ICD-10 to improve disease surveillance--and even be a boon for national security--drop-down menus again could be a fly in the ointment.
As more people turn to the Internet to search for health information, Google is trying to redefine what they will see when using its search engine.
A study from Vanderbilt University further suggests that mapping codes between ICD-9 and ICD-10 could be a problem.
When trying out tools, if at first you don't succeed, you have to try, try again. That's what one accountable care organization did when picking a population health management data analytics platform.
Buyers of clinical decision support systems need more and better information to make informed purchase decisions, according to an article published online this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
In light of the cyberattack against Anthem, federal officials plan to review whether HIPAA should require encryption.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee last week said it will take up the matter as part of a bipartisan review of health information security.
As the increasing intensity of cyberattacks causes waves in the healthcare industry, it also brings to light the changing roles of chief information officers and chief information security officers.
Analytics can and will change healthcare as we know it--but several obstacles remain, according to healthcare consultant David Lee Scher, M.D.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has taken positive steps to help prepare the healthcare industry for ICD-10, but every organization must prepare in advance if the transition is to be successful, according to a report published late last week by the Government Accountability Office.
Effective immediately, Medicare will now cover screening for lung cancer using Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The impact of the recent cyberattack on health insurance company Anthem is rippling through the industry--but health IT leaders and experts say they're not surprised it happened. The bigger threat, they say, comes from inside your organization.
The FDA won't enforce regulations on computer systems used to store, display or collect medical data because they pose a low risk to patients, according to a final guidance document.
The healthcare industry, which lags behind others when it comes to cybersecurity, now faces what is shaping up to be the largest breach of healthcare data in history. Details are emerging about who may have perpetrated the attack and how they gained access.
The University of Washington health system and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance plan to start seeking patient consent to have medical records and leftover blood or tissue made available for future research.
SwedishAmerican Health System (SAHS) has recognized the importance of clinician leadership and governance in the successful rollout of IT projects, according to an article at Health Data Management.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, after nearly six years on the job, will step down in March.