While personal health data abounds, it won't help patients make the right healthcare decisions if they don't know what to do with it, according to Harry Greenspun, M.D., senior adviser at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
Medical devices and hospital equipment are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after suspected cybersecurity flaws that could allow the tools to be hacked.
For health IT, it is both the best of times and the worst of times, according to the American Medical Association's President-Elect Steven Stack.
Managing health IT effectively requires strong governance and shared decision-making, according to consultant Dick Taylor, M.D., in an article at InformationWeek.
A bill to create a prescription database to deter doctor shopping and prevent overdoses is headed for the Pennsylvania governor's desk after passing both houses of the state General Assembly last week.
Healthcare IT is a booming industry for startups, with $5 billion invested into digital health this year alone. But with so many companies entering into health IT, startups have to find ways to stand out from the rest. New companies will have to find unique technologies and unique ideas to make an impact, according to an article at CIO.com
Health industry groups expressed optimism following the Oct. 15 meeting of the federal government's Health IT Policy and Standards committees to discuss a draft interoperability road map unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. In particular, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Health Level Seven International (HL7) viewed the road map as step in the right direction.
The amount venture capital funds in healthcare IT raised in the third quarter of 2014 slowed from the record breaking numbers hit in Q2, but saw a record number of deals.
In presenting an updated version of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's draft interoperability road map to a joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Standards committees on Wednesday, Erica Galvez, ONC's interoperability and exchange portfolio manager, made clear that many efforts going forward will be about balance and tradeoffs.
Health researchers highlight some vital lessons from building a data warehouse to help care for safety net populations in a paper at eGEMS. The Community Health Applied Research Network, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, organized 18 community health centers (CHCs) into four research nodes, each with an academic partner, aimed at furthering patient-centered outcomes research.