The Bipartisan Policy Center this week kicked off its five-point "FDA: Advancing Medical Innovation" initiative, with the first session addressing how to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of medical products.
To turn big data into big changes in readmission rates, executives at Ascension Health created strong partnerships with others in the care continuum.
Members of the healthcare C-suite must be able to understand the privacy and security risks their organizations face and properly communicate those risks to their workforce, law professor Daniel Solove told a packed ballroom at the 23rd National HIPAA Summit on Tuesday in the District of Columbia.
Premera Blue Cross admitted yesterday that hackers gained access to the personal information of about 11 million customers.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is launching a $1 million challenge this summer in an effort to solve the problem of accurately matching patients with their healthcare information, the organization announced this week.
Phase II of the federal HIPAA audit program remains "under development," Joceyln Samuels, director of the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights, said Monday at the 23rd National HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia.
An evaluation since the 2013 release of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) roadmap for healthcare information exchange found progress made during 2014, but the goal remains a work in progress.
Hospitals must step in and assist struggling physician practices with ICD-10 implementation as the deadline draws closer, according to consultants D'Arcy Gue and Thomas Grove of Phoenix Health Systems.
Health lawyers should pay attention to a revised version of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act currently in the works, according to Indiana University law professor Nicolas Terry.
Two Pittsburgh-area universities are teaming up with UPMC to revolutionize healthcare through big data.
Transparency when it comes to doctors and hospitals tracking the devices that go into patients is necessary to improve quality and reduce costs, according to Harold Paz, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Aetna.
At Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama, chief information officer Mark Kilborn has a lot to juggle--from cybersecurity to Meaningful Use attestation. But despite all of the 252-bed acute care hospital's projects, Kilborn cites the passion of his staff in helping patients as vital to the facility's success.
The new HL7 Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems specification identifies a common set of data elements in an effort to improve interoperability among EDs. It's the first set of ED-related data elements to undergo rigorous standards development, according to an article at Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The Health Information Trust Alliance has created a new framework based around de-identification of sensitive patient information, it announced this week.
HIE should stand for "Health Information Ecosystem," where all parties draw from and contribute to the network, according to Jan Lee, CEO of the Delaware Health Information Network.
While the learning health system, so far, is largely theoretical, researchers with Geisinger Health System lay out a framework for making it a reality within the Danville, Pennsylvania-based organization in an article at eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).
For younger chief information officers in hospital systems, getting to where they are now took dedication and gaining an understanding of all aspects of their healthcare system.
In determining the level of use of healthcare imaging resources, research published this week in JAMA Oncology found that regional factors are of high importance. Being able to better understand those patterns, the study's authors said, could help make better use of healthcare programs.
As reimbursement for telehealth care grows more ubiquitous, hospitals increasingly are taking advantage of the technology to improve patient care. Case in point, New York-based Mount Sinai Health System this week announced the launch of several telehealth initiatives to extend care beyond its walls.