The American Medical Informatics Association is urging the federal government to rethink its informatics policies as it moves to value-based payment models.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is asking the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics for support in advancing use of unique device identifier data in insurance claims forms.
CIO Pam Banchy spoke with FierceHealthIT about how Western Reserve Hospital handles cybersecurity, what she enjoys most about the job and how she sees the role of CIO changing.
One key to keeping patient data safe is making sure that those who handle it know their responsibility for safeguarding the information, according to Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.
There is a misconception that Texas is behind the times in terms of its telemedicine policy, when there actually are "very few telemedicine scenarios which are prohibited" in the Lone Star State, according to Michael Arambula, M.D, president of the Texas Medical Board.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has unveiled its open-source genomic platform, PrecisionFDA, in a "closed beta," according to Fedscoop.
Last week, health IT experts converged at the National Harbor in Maryland, to discuss the ever-changing role of technology in healthcare at HIMSS' Connected Health Conference.
Usable data needs will be a priority for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT down the road, according to head Karen DeSalvo.
A recent review of the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), set up in 2012 to speed up detection and response to cyberattacks, highlights how far the industry has to go to effectively share information on cybersecurity
When engaging with patients and families after hospital discharge, Kelly Dunn, R.N., says that a staff nurse at Boston Children's Hospital used to sit at a desk and make calls to each home. That process would take a couple hours, and often the call went to voicemail. With that in mind, staffers asked themselves: How can we use digital technology to reach out to families? They came up with a tool called DisCo, or Discharge Communications.