Technology makes patient access to medical records easier than ever, but the cost of such data prevents many from doing so, according to Niam Yaraghi and Joshua Bleiberg, fellows at the Brookings Institution.
A study on the views of clinical decision support found tension between clinical users and vendors, as well as a shared belief that national standards could solve many of the problems.
Technology is expanding healthcare in states such as Arizona at a time when a shortage of physicians threatens the reach of care.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo continues to tout "the bright future" of health IT, outlining in a post at Health Affairs what needs to be done to get to full interoperability.
An email phishing attack has compromised the personal health information of about 39,000 patients at Seton Healthcare Family.
How healthcare providers mitigate cybersecurity threats has changed greatly over the years, but one thing that has stayed the same is the importance of user education, accoridng to Rush University Medical Center Vice President of IT Operations and Associate CIO Jaime Parent.
Researchers have shown how easy it is to re-identify patients in de-identified data, yet de-identified data can lose its value as more identifying factors are stripped out.
A new digital service team is coming to the Department of Defense that will build partnerships with the private sector on IT and data problems.
The use of electronically readable cards in Medicare could help with the administrative process, but would have a limited impact on eliminating fraud, according to a report publicly released April 24 by the Government Accountability Office.
Physicians under the age of 40 are more likely to believe the industry will reach a fully connected technology environment soon, while those older than 40 think that move is at least five years away, according to a survey by MedData Point.