During 2014's first six months, 143 digital health companies raised $2.3 billion, setting the stage for a record-breaking year, according to San Francisco-based digital health seed fund Rock Health.
Big data isn't a "magic weapon" that can solve all our healthcare problems, according to Eerke Boiten, a senior lecturer at the University of Kent.
Pediatric hospital patients find comfort in being able to interact with family and friends via videoconferencing, according to new research published in the journal Pediatrics.
The ability to protect patient data while simultaneously ensuring that clinicians can use that data to provide adequate care requires a tremendous ability to balance priorities.
Emergency department professionals were skeptical of efforts to use technology to enhance interprofessional education, according to a recent study.
Few hospitals can say how much it costs them to care for each patient admitted, but the University of Utah is working to change that.
Boston Medical Center was able to reduce audible alarms in its cardiac unit by 89 percent, with no adverse events, using a series of interventions aimed at reducing "alarm fatigue."
Lygeia Ricciardi, who since May 2012 has served as director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, will leave her post July 25, according to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo.
Data analytics and electronic monitoring have been deployed by Greenville Health System in South Carolina to improve hand hygiene compliance among staff members.
The biggest challenge for the next chief privacy officer at the ONC will be keeping up with the emergeing ways of sharing information, and looking at them from a privacy and security perspective, outgoing privacy head Joy Pritts said.
Providers responding to a recent survey on ICD-10 expressed concerns about the impact the coding switch--set to go into effect Oct. 1, 2015, after being delayed in April--will have on revenue, productivity and workflow.
Healthcare organizations continue to work to integrate clinical decision support systems into clinical workflow, and to overcome distaste for what many refer to as "cookbook medicine," according to physician technologist Joseph Kim.
As patient interactions outside healthcare facilities grow, new technology-based surveillance tools are being used to target gaps in care.
Roughly half of the respondents to HealthsystemCIO.com's most recent CIO advisory panel survey said that when it comes to their security ability, they rank "about average."
Of the 30 most technologically advanced hospitals in the world, according to a list published this week by Top Masters in Healthcare Administration--a site that offers educational and career advice to hopeful medical professionals--more than half (16) reside in the U.S.
Healthcare facilities are constantly in danger of being hacked and having data stolen, but two researchers have found that many hospitals themselves leak valuable information online.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team will tackle data security and privacy complexities involving minors' electronic records at its next meeting on July 14.
Even when pay is up, that doesn't mean satisfaction is, according to a survey of chief medical information officers.
Budget constraints have forced many hospital CIOs at entities large and small to triage potential projects and move forward with only those efforts deemed the most necessary.
In 2010, New York state announced plans to create the largest health information exchange in the country; now four years later, the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) is just about ready for full implementation.