Who bears the costs for clinical data-sharing?

In the push to boost clinical data-sharing for research, there's little discussion of the costs it entails, according to an article at the Journal of the American Medical Association. Pushing...

Collaboration focuses on standards for eHealth, Internet of Things

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and MEMS Industry Group, the trade association for micro-electromechanical systems, have teamed up to boost...

Researchers achieve human genome analysis at supercomputer speed

While sequencing the human genome in the past has taken many months, researchers recently found a way to analyze 240 full genomes in two days through the use of a supercomputer.

A prescription for docs on social media

By Nancy Cawley Jean Back in 2011, I wrote a Hospital Impact post about why doctors should be careful when using social media. I'm not changing my stance on the issue, but I recognize that social...

4 ways research can keep up with eHealth

Research often struggles to keep up with eHealth and isn't timely or useful by the time it comes out. To that end, a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research offers strategies that speed up such research and make it more useful.

16 HIOs to collaborate on more robust exchange

Sixteen health information organizations (HIOs) in Great Plains and Rocky Mountain states are teaming up to address the toughest issues limiting data sharing from a highly mobile populace. Their goal...

Health plan: HIE progress slow, not-so-steady

Progress toward achieving true health information exchange is slower than anyone involved expected--and some leaders don't think it's working at all.

CMS to conduct 'end-to-end' ICD-10 testing for some providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday announced that it will offer "end-to-end" ICD-10 testing for a "small sample group of providers" this summer.

Providers ramp up spending for data security

Healthcare organizations continue to increase spending to secure electronic patient data, with physician practices boosting their efforts, according to a new HIMSS security survey.

HIMSS 2014: Hillary Clinton headlines keynote speaker lineup

Hillary Clinton headlines the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's conference in Orlando, Fla. next week, along with keynote speakers Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the new national coordinator for health IT.  

The increasing importance of population health management

With National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo declaring population health management as one of ONC's primary focuses for 2014, it no doubt also will be a topic to watch at HIMSS14 in...

Researchers look to connect patient records between hospitals, med flight crews

Is it possible to link patient records between hospitals and medical flight crews? Doing so could save lives, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University's nursing school.

Judy Murphy: Patient engagement, Meaningful Use top HIMSS agenda

By Dan Bowman Judy Murphy can't help but get excited when talking about the potential of population health management, a facet of care she calls "equally important" to interoperability....

3 questions for Ed Marx: Technology to enable accountable care

By Gienna Shaw Ed Marx has a simple suggestion for his fellow CIOs about pitching technology to other members of the C-suite. Don't do it. "I never talk about anything from a technology...

Is virtual currency the future of how docs get paid?

A number of medical professionals in the United States now take payment by Bitcoin. Yes, that Bitcoin--the controversial peer-to-peer open source digital currency network tech blogs constantly cover, with crashing and surging value.

Status of healthcare security: 'Alarming'

The networks and Internet-connected devices of healthcare organizations--from hospitals to insurance carriers to pharmaceutical companies--are being compromised at an "alarming" frequency, according to analysis of malicious traffic by The SANS Institute.


Using data gathered by a live threat intelligence platform between September 2012 and October 2013, it found 49,917 malicious events, 723 malicious source IP addresses and 375 compromised U.S.-based health-related organizations.


The analysis revealed that multiple connected device types, applications and systems can be compromised. Read more...

Why CIOs are skipping HIMSS this year

For many health IT executives, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference provides an opportunity to connect with industry colleagues and potential vendor...

QUEST collaborative saves $11.65 billion

Premier's national quality improvement collaborative, QUEST, says it has saved approximately $11.65 billion and prevented 136,375 deaths over the past five years through process improvements and...

Technology a backbone for med group's population health efforts

As the practice of medicine continues to evolve into a more collaborative effort, physicians should stop working in silos and consider using information technology to propel population health, according to Robert Fortini, chief clinical officer at Richmond, Va.-based Bon Secours Medical Group.

Cloud technology to propel growth in healthcare IT market

An increase in healthcare provider use of cloud technology combined with a decrease in the cost of IT implementation could propel big changes for the U.S. healthcare IT market in the next few years, according to a new report.