The next generation of Blue Button for Medicare beneficiaries is underway, Blue Button on BlueButton on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources.
The role of telemedicine is growing to include oral health, and Finger Lakes Community Health's teledentistry program is helping improve patient dental care for children.
Healthcare's limited number of interactions with consumers and patients' want for privacy when it comes to their personal health are two reasons there is no "Uber for healthcare," according to a Rock Health research report.
The next new code set, ICD-11, is coming eventually, but moving to the next version should cause far fewer headaches than its predecessor.
An interoperability platform being developed between the University of California San Francisco and Cisco will involve an application programming interface approach with "more repeatable data binding within large healthcare organizations," says Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF's associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation.
In testimony before a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last week, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) called the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2015 (VETS Act), which she introduced in October with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), "straightforward, commonsense."
"Big data" informatics, made possible by the rapid growth in electronically recorded data, will transform the practice of medicine and can provide solutions to many of the challenges faced by the field of radiology.
The future of radiology will be top of many speakers' minds as the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting kicks off in Chicago next week.
Last year's meeting of the Radiological Society of North America--the organization's 100th--reflected on the past and celebrated how far the field has come. This year's event promises to look to the future--and the challenges and possibilities that are on the medical imaging horizon.
A new data format will allow open sharing of information about the brain, which scientists can use to create new treatments for brain disorders.