Some hospital executives are growing impatient with the pace of technology adoption in healthcare, according to a recent roundtable discussion focusing on the future of health IT conducted by Becker's Hospital Review.
How ready would the federal government and health sector be if faced with a cyber attack? They're set to find out in March, when simulated attacks against healthcare networks--dubbed CyberRX--will test their vulnerability to hackers.
Infection control via improved handwashing efforts is the impetus for a recently announced pilot project involving big data and wireless sensors at Columbus, Ohio-based OhioHealth.
There was no shortage of health-related technology on display this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show's Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the number of digital health exhibitors grew by 40 percent since last year, with more than 300 medtech companies vying for space.
According to Kevin Haynes, Chief Privacy Officer of Nemours--a children's health organization with facilities in New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and Delaware--process improvement is critical when it comes to patient information security.
Despite a myriad of physician excuses for delaying the move from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the deadline for implementation now sits a mere nine months away. To that end, writes medical coding expert Betsy Nicoletti, failure to make the switch could have devastating consequences, including claims processing delays or denials, all of which ultimately means no money.
This morning, the House of Representatives passed a bill to bolster security for HealthCare.gov, requiring the government to alert users of data breaches involving their personal information entered into the site within two days of any incident.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are among eight federal agencies chastised in a new Government Accountability Organization report for inconsistency in responding to data breaches involving personally identifiable information.
The market for self-care medical devices is set to hit $16.8 billion by 2019, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. According to Transparency's analysis, the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7 percent from 2013 to 2019.
Three members of Congress--Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) are seeking answers about the security of healthcare data with regard to the Affordable Care Act this week.
IBM's Watson technology is struggling to meet lofty company projections for generated revenue, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.
Both payers and providers are significantly behind on several aspects of ICD-10 implementation, including system testing and cash-flow determination, according to the results of a recently conducted poll by New York-based advisory firm KPMG.
Last spring, I wrote in this space that telemedicine was poised for a mainstream breakthrough. While that prediction hasn't exactly come to fruition--according to the American Telemedicine Association, as of Jan. 3, 2014, 13 states still have yet to propose any sort of telehealth legislation or even examine its effectiveness via a taskforce--I still believe that significant groundwork has been laid since that time.
Few orthopedic surgeons know the cost of the devices they implant, according to a new study published this month in Health Affairs.