Telemedicine is growing in popularity among patients who like the convenience and for providers who can reach rural patients and make more efficient use of their time.
Anyone who wants to sift through the medical records of John Halamka can--the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO's information can all be found online as part of the Personal Genome Project.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is not as "behind the times" as some detractors of the law maintain, say Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka and newly named Office for Civil Rights Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy Deven McGraw.
The demand for wireless and streamlined health devices has led to growth in the patient monitoring market, which currently boasts a global valuation of $31.4 billion, according to a report from Kalorama Information.
Penn Medicine's investment in electronic health record infrastructure and analytics is paying off in improvements in clinical care.
As the healthcare industry pulls in buckets of information from electronic health records, wearables and health apps, "more data, more problems" is becoming a new refrain.
The ability for patients to be truthful with their doctors is paramount in healthcare, and the industry is turning to digital tools to help people feel more comfortable with being honest.
The current lack of interoperability between medical devices and other healthcare IT tools represents both a safety dilemma and an ethical issue, according to leaders with the Center for Medical Interoperability.
At Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) in the Chicago area, a transfer record system documents every aspect of incoming patient transfers and provides data that helps the organization increase revenue and push for quality improvements, according to an article at Health IT Analytics.
Patients responding to a recent survey said they would be less likely to use telemedicine services compared to an in-person visit with a physician.
Later this year, construction will begin on Northern Kentucky University's Health Innovation Center, which will span 95,492 square feet.
Telemedicine is a three-legged stool that includes not only technology, but also improving access to healthcare and managing reimbursement issues, Mercy Health's chief medical information officer Stephen Beck, M.D., writes at HIT Consultant.
An initiative is underway by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to fund a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support Learning Network.
Chief information officers are key players when companies merge or are acquired, responsible for making sure the technologies from both companies can seamlessly integrate.
As the UPMC Health System builds out its analytics capabilities, an initiative now in its third year, it's started a formal data governance program, according to an article at Healthcare Informatics.
Mobile technologies and an increased push by states demanding coverage from insurance companies for telemedicine have prompted rapid growth in the industry, even as sluggishness from Medicare on the issue looms.
Patients who turn to websites such WebMD, Mayo Clinic and Ask MD for health queries more often than not get inaccurate information from the sites, according to a study by Harvard Medical School researchers.
Pharmaceutical companies are looking to data-sharing collaborations in their quest to develop new drugs and to demonstrate value of existing ones, according to a PwC report.
As technology makes work in hospitals and healthcare systems both easier and more complicated, the healthcare industry is in need of more IT security professionals.
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center must pay $218,400 for HIPAA violations through a agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.