It's hard to deny the influence patients as consumers are having on the healthcare industry, and many predict that 2015 will be the year of the consumer.
Experian's 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast called healthcare "a vulnerable and attractive target for cybercriminals," predicting more breaches are headed the industry's way. The recent breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment provides three lessons for healthcare, according to Michael Bruemmer, VP with Experian's Data Breach Resolution group.
Nearly half of patients participating in a trial looking at patient control of the medical records withheld clinically sensitive information from some or all of their care team.
A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help fund a study into how telemedicine affects clinical outcomes in emergency departments.
Implementing a secure messaging system has proved fruitful at Saint Mary's Hospital, communication has improved and the hospital's staff has embraced the technology, according to two of the hospital's leaders.
To enhance the exchange of ideas and business improvements for health information exchanges, 20 HIEs have formed the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative.
Technology is creating more ways to collect and analyze health data, but as the amount of information grows, chief information officers in the industry must figure out how to make that flood of data actionable.
Implementing healthcare innovations calls for better understanding of the relationship between them and the context in which they will be used, according to an article at Health Affairs.
Patients are becoming more willing to share their health information publicly, but there is one caveat: It has to be for a good reason.
Ed Marx, chief information officer of Texas Health Resources, compares the need to develop your own governance model to cultural differences--it has to work for your own organizational culture.