Interoperability of medical devices could help reduce medical errors at hospitals, say a majority of nurses responding to a survey by Harris Poll.
West Virginia United Health System is taking an aggressive stance against inappropriate access of patient records, according to assistant chief information officer Mark Combs.
With the expansion of health IT and electronic health records comes opportunity for the industry and country to take data and use it to better serve both the individual and populations throughout the U.S., National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo says in an interview at The Nation's Health.
Despite the promise of telemedicine in improving healthcare, there are downsides to such technology that need to be addressed, according to Russ Alan Prince, president of consulting firm R.A. Prince & Associates Inc.
Non-Institutional Care Patients had some of the best outcomes through the Veterans Health Administration's Home Telehealth Program; however, a recent audit found that the agency missed opportunities to expand enrollment for those patients.
While the cloud holds promises for health IT, chief information officers must look at the services offered to them with a discerning eye, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.
The position of chief data officer in healthcare is certain to grow as the industry realizes how valuable data and analytics are to providing better care, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service CDO Niall Brennan.
ICD-10 is only the means to an end--with the end being reliable and meaningful data to improve patient care, according to Joseph C. Nichols, M.D., a board certified orthopedic surgeon.
Advocating dual coding as a means to protect small physician offices from inadequate preparation for ICD-10 amounts to another delay in implementing the new code set, asserts the Coalition for ICD-10.
A cyberattack on hospital employees' email accounts has compromised the information of about 4,400 patients at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.