Hackers are exploiting flaws on computer servers that the government and security experts red flagged as early as 2007.
Indiana's new telemedicine law, which Gov. Mike Pence signed last month, allows providers to write prescriptions only after first examining the patient in person, reports The National Law Review.
The University of Utah Health Care over the past eight years has made many improvements when it comes to IT, from hiring its first chief medical informatics officer to creating grate engagement between the IT team and clinicians.
Participation in Carequality illustrates the American Medical Association's increasing role in health IT, AMA Chief Medical Information Officer Michael Hodgkins, M.D., tells Health Data Management.
The quality of urgent healthcare varies widely among commercial providers of virtual doctor visits, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
This year is shaping up to be a big one for digital health funding after the sector receieved a record-setting amount for the firstt quarter, according to a StartUp Health report.
From coast to coast, U.S. hospitals are falling victim to ransomware, with some coming away unscathed and others ultimately paying the price requested. This type of attack will not slow down anytime soon, law professor Shaun Jamison, J.D., Ph.D., tells FierceHealthIT, and as the problem hits critical mass, organizations must be prepared.
Health IT Now and seven other organizations call for common data standards for Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) research and for the National Institutes of Health to "define an enterprise-wide approach to data sharing" within the PMI as part of the recently introduced Advancing Precision Medicine Act of 2016, in a recent letter to Senate health committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and committee ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
Legislatures in West Virginia, Missouri and Washington state continue to work to help regulation catch up with telemedicine.
A surgery center opened this year by New York City's Memorial Sloan Kettering Center relies on technology and innovation to help out patient cancer surgery patients.
Gathering details on patient preferences when it comes to their personal data is the first step providers must take to ensuring they build "the relationship needed to support lifelong data use and sharing," Carolyn Peterson, senior regulatory specialist at Mayo Clinic, writes in a viewpoint at eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).
The Department of Homeland Security is taking action in the wake of myriad recent cyberattacks against hospitals, issuing a ransomware alert to provide more information about the attack type.
Three factors in health IT can boost hospital employee productivity, which in turn can improve patient care, according to research from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
When it comes to gaining a complete view of a patient's health, story gathering and storytelling is key, according to Dhruv Khullar, M.D., and one way to facilitate that is by letting patients read their medical records.
As chief innovation officer of Boston Children's Hospital, John Brownstein is building partnerships with health IT companies, as well as working internally to usher in greater innovation in the healthcare space.
Cancer center chain 21st Century Oncology faces at least seven class-action lawsuits related to a cyberattack that compromised the data of 2.2 million people.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released guidance on federal matching rates for activities related to state Medicaid IT systems.
The attack paralyzing MedStar Health's computer systems is the result of ransomware, both the Baltimore Sun and CBS Baltimore are reporting.
The United States and Canada are teaming up on health informatics and the development of leadership exchange, best practices and more.
The Department of Health and Human Services' cybersecurity task force will take a higher-level view of healthcare security, drawing on the input of a range of stakeholders, according to one of its members, David Finn, a former healthcare CIO who's now health IT officer at security vendor Symantec.