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Survey: Most primary care docs find medical imaging valuable

The use of medical imaging is beneficial to patient care, a majority of primary care physicians say.

Hospitals to Congress: 21st Century Cures telemedicine provisions don't go far enough

Provisions on improving Medicare's telehealth policy featured in a recently released discussion document by the House Energy and Commerce Committee are a step in the right direction, but don't go far enough, according to a letter from the American Hospital Association to committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

Legislators aim to send 21st Century Cures bill to Obama by year's end

With a goal to send a bill to President Barack Obama's desk by the end of the year, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released a discussion document on its proposals and is looking for feedback from industry stakeholders.

Court dismisses LabMD's challenge to FTC case

The Federal Trade Commission is moving forward with its case against LabMD, an Atlanta-based cancer-screening laboratory, after an alleged healthcare data breach in August 2013.

Keep cybersecurity in mind during hospital mergers, acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry are continuing to grow exponentially, and with them comes the need to keep patient information secure as systems merge.

Telemedicine helps veterans manage chronic conditions

As the veteran population in the U.S. grows older and sicker, the use of telemedicine is helping those with chronic conditions manage their care from home, according to a case study published in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Why ICD-10 and cybersecurity must go hand in hand

As the ICD-10 implementation date draws near, providers should not let cybersecurity fall to the wayside, according to industry experts.

3 mistakes hospital CIOs should avoid

The new year will be a challenging one for chief information officers in healthcare as the role continues to evolve, says David Miller, CIO of Optimum Healthcare IT.

How technology can streamline discharge process

The discharge process for patients from a hospital is not an easy one, and if done wrong could also lead to costly readmissions--but the use of technology could make the transition much smoother, according to David Lee Scher, M.D.

White House cybersecurity plan a step in right direction, but needs work

President Barack Obama's cybersecurity plan, announced during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, is a good step forward but still has its flaws, according to David M. Upton, a professor at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School.