High performing IT workers want to be surrounded by other high performers--a key insight into hiring and retaining tech workers, according to Michael Restuccia, vice president and CIO of Penn Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
A national system of registries should be implemented to better track the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and the Medical Device Epidemiological Network Science Infrastructure Center at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Security of data, even when moving information into the cloud, is increasing in importance as data breaches grow.
Despite the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' efforts to add flexibility to the Meaningful Use incentive program through a finalized rule announced last Friday, many hospital CIOs on FierceHealthIT's Editorial Advisory Board remain frustrated about what lies ahead.
A former clinical employee at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston accessed an unidentified number of patient electronic medical records, according to an announcement by the organization.
Colleges and universities across the country now offer a wide variety of courses in healthcare information technology and healthcare information security. These courses, which range from certificate programs to graduate degrees, focus on the most current trends in healthcare IT--from health IT policy to data analytics. Special Report
Healthcare's efforts to prevent identity theft haven't kept up with other industries' efforts, according to a Fortune article.
Video monitoring that can detect changes in blood flow in the face is effective in detecting atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the upper and lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync, according to a new study.
Self-monitoring by patients with hypertension led to a drop in blood-pressure levels over the course of a year, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
When it comes to being a successful IT leader in any industry, including healthcare, it is important to "go to the 'gemba,'" says Sue Schade, CIO at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
More data is expected to be withheld when the Open Payments database, meant to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors, launches to the public, ProPublica reports.
A final deadline for the HIPAA Omnibus rule is quickly approaching in which healthcare organizations must make sure business associate agreements are revised and ready by Sept. 22.
The governance subgroup of the federal government's Health IT Policy Committee this week pinpointed problems in the health information exchange ecosystem based on several factors, including severity and commonness, the impact on private and secure exchange and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's ability to solve such problems.
Immunization information systems (IIS) play a key role in helping patients and providers keep up to date on vaccinations and in prevention and effective response to disease outbreaks, according to a blog post at Health IT Buzz.
There will be three different testing weeks leading up to the implementation date for ICD-10, according to an article from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
A clinical decision support system aimed at helping providers prescribe the drug least expensive to the patient failed to significantly reduce patients costs or improve medication adherence.
The deadline for ICD-10 is a little more than a year out, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working to make sure that myths about the process are squashed.
A finalized policy on genomic data sharing was published online Wednesday in the Federal Register by the National Institutes of Health. According to the NIH, the aim of the policy is to "promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures" that improve health quality and protect participant privacy.
It looks as if Amazon is poised to join the fray of large technology companies jumping into the healthcare space.
When it comes to meeting goals set by Triple Aim, telemedicine is one of the "cornerstone solutions to the problem," according to Yulun Wang, Ph.D., president of the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors.