The Cleveland Clinic named its top 10 medical innovations of 2014 at the hospital's annual Innovation summit yesterday, held at the newly opened Global Center for Health Innovation, and health information technology has a solid presence on the list.
HIMSS Analytics' Autumn 2013 report, "Essentials of the U.S. Hospital IT Market," highlights the market potential and projected accelerated growth for virtualization software and speech recognition.
While some, such as venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, have predicted that as much as 80 percent of a doctor's job could be replaced by computers in the decades ahead, the split in duties likely will end up more equal, a commentary published this week in National Journal argues.
Meaningful Use, information exchange, patient data matching and electronic quality measurements are among the areas of focus in 2014 for the public policy arm of The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Though insiders say federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, federal employees report bypassing burdensome security measures when those measures interfere with their work.
Sessions at the annual College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) conference in Arizona last week ran the gamut from governance and leadership to patient identifiers to data analytics to federal initiatives such as Meaningful Use. But one common theme emerged time and again throughout the week: Money.
Are the real hurdles to using big data in healthcare social and not technical? A report authored by Gina Neff, a professor in the department of communication at the University of Washington in Seattle argues just that, saying that big data won't cure us because although data-intensive modeling has immense potential, figuring out how to use it is a bigger challenge.
Venture capital funding for the healthcare IT industry is on pace to double up last year's totals, according to Mercom Capital Group's most recent report. In the third quarter of 2013 alone, more than 150 deals accounted for $737 million raised in VC funding, while year to date, that total is $1.85 billion.
The American Health Information Management Association commented last week on proposed changes to federal e-discovery rules they say will have a large impact on HIM professionals.
The medical device tax that went into effect in January as part of the Affordable Care Act could be a key to--at least temporarily--ending the government shutdown, now on Day 15.
Provider access to data via a health information exchange improved emergency care quality and saved more than $1 million in patient charges--nearly $2,000 per patient--according to research presented this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians in Seattle.
Although the government will hit only a small percent of the nation's providers with a Meaningful Use attestation audit, the stakes are high: Any single attestation misstep could be grounds for loss of the full incentive payment. Healthcare CIOs can imagine and worry about that possibility--or they could get the inside scoop from those who already have. Attendees at the CHIME13 CIO forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week heard from two leaders who've been there. Read more
Though technology can go a long way to help engage patients in their own health care, a little empathy can be an essential ingredient, according to an article published at CIO.com.
Due to glitches on the HealthCare.gov website, some applicants are going old-fashioned and applying for health insurance via the new exchanges on paper.
While robotic surgery is proving increasingly dangerous, providers don't always warn patients of the risks.
After two rounds of end-to-end ICD-10 testing, the results at the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance are "scary," executive director Holt Anderson told the Medical Group Management Association annual conference last week.