Americans are clamoring for doctors who are more digitally connected, and are more frustrated with paperwork and customer service in the healthcare industry than banks, auto dealerships, cellphone companies and others, a new survey finds.
IBM Watson and Johnson & Johnson will team up to create apps for consumers that will provide them with a virtual health coach.
Device-specific information must be included on Medicare claims forms or patient safety will not improve, says Cybele Bjorklund, a Distinguished Visitor at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University's Law Center.
With the advent of new payment models in the healthcare industry and the subsequent growth of accountable care organizations, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange is forming a workgroup to create a framework surrounding ACOs.
The road the 21st Century Cures Act has traveled has not always been smooth, and as the Senate prepares to take it up this fall, there are still obstacles in its path.
There are many benefits behind implementing industry-wide standard identification numbers for medical devices, but unique device identifier use must be supported by both the private healthcare sector and government agencies, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts.
Health information of clients at Oakland Family Services may have been compromised after an unauthorized individual remotely accessed an employee's email account in July.
Information in the healthcare industry needs to flow more freely, especially when it comes to new payment models, says Devin Jopp, president and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
A majority of future doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals see interoperability as one of the top ways to improve patient care.
To engage patients in their healthcare, one of the most important factors is to have a good relationship with the clinical team, says Geisinger Health System's Chanin Wendling, director of Geisinger in Motion in the applied research and clinical informatics division.