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.
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.
Progress toward achieving true health information exchange is slower than anyone involved expected--and some leaders don't think it's working at all.
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.
Healthcare organizations continue to increase spending to secure electronic patient data, with physician practices boosting their efforts, according to a new HIMSS security survey.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.