New York has joined New Jersey's prescription drug monitoring program.
No person is perfect, and human error is cause for concern when it comes to security across most sectors--the healthcare industry being no exception, a Verizon Enterprise Solutions report finds.
Requirements that nurses be licensed in every state they want to work in are creating barriers to use of new forms of healthcare, including telemedicine, according to some industry professionals.
Providers have a favorable outlook when it comes to finances in 2016, with most executives anticipating increasing investment in health IT to lower costs and raise care quality, according to a recent survey.
Interoperability of health information and connectivity between patients, clinicians, hospitals, health insurers and others are foundational elements for a national system of evidence generation for clinical decision research, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman.
A federal court in Illinois has ruled against a health information exchange contractor that had planned to destroy patient data as it goes out of business, according to Law360.
It is imperative for healthcare organizations to ensure that their provider data is well-managed, even as sights are set on new initiatives, Julie A. Dooling, senior consultant at Just Associates Inc., writes at the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.
Making healthcare systems more like the video game Minecraft could help to improve coordination of care, but exclusion of patients from decision-making, the billing process and implemenataion of unique systems get in the way.
Maine now requires e-prescribing of all controlled substances, a move that comes a month after New York became the first state to do so.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives lauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its work on medical device cybersecurity in a recent letter, but also says that increased collaboration between manufacturers and providers is critical.