More than 70 percent of healthcare providers say ineffective communication technology wastes valuable time, according to a recent survey.
While President Barack Obama issued an executive order to use information sharing and analysis organizations to boost cybersecurity awareness and coordination between private entities and the government, those efforts need more development before they provide useful information, according to an article at The Wall Street Journal.
The costs of false-positive mammograms and overdiagnoses of breast cancer could be about $4 billion a year, according to a new study published this month in Health Affairs.
Better access to broadband to improve healthcare has been a goal of federal efforts to close the "connectivity gap" between rural and urban areas, but participation has been low, according to a Health Affairs Blog post that urges changes in the Rural Health Care Program.
In response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's interoperability roadmap, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange conducted a survey on information exchange efforts and sent a comment letter to the agency on the results.
Venture capital funding for healthcare technology has dropped so far this year, compared to a record-breaking 2014, according to two newly released reports.
Hospitals and health system CIOs both stressed the need for patient identifiers in comments sent late last week to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on its draft roadmap.
In an effort to look at the severity of cyberthreats in healthcare, HITRUST will perform a comprehensive study to better understand the magnitude and reasons behind attacks on the industry
A drug safety alert program at the Marshfield Clinic provides up-to-date information to help inform drug therapy decisions, according to a report in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.
UnitedHealth has spent several years refining its big data strategy, and that has allowed the insurance giant to drive innovation without disrupting normal system operations.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is warning that many healthcare organizations have not taken advantage of the one-year delay for implementation of ICD-10 and uncertainty about further delays is the biggest obstacle to readiness.
Consumers want to know their data will be used for helpful purposes, yet seek assurances of privacy and protection against breaches, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, through a partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is making available tools and resources for states participating in the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative.
The New York State Legislature voted recently to support the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), the state's electronic health record system, according to an announcement from the New York eHealth Collaborative.
Primary care practices, even small ones, can use health IT to support quality improvement, according to a new paper from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which offers guidance for doing so.
The healthcare industry is turning to technology and data analytics in an effort to curb violence in hospitals.
The Consumer Partnership for eHealth and Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission both recently wrote to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo with praise for ONC's interoperability roadmap, as well as recommendations for what can be changed, expanded and clarified.
Healthcare organizations must address consumers' concerns about individual control and privacy of their information to make health information exchanges and distributed research networks work, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Data from Internet searches could help predict trends in non-communicable diseases including heart disease and diabetes, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.