To improve patient identification matching and lessen the chance of errors, more sophisticated technology will be necessary, according to healthcare experts, but human error will never be fully eliminated.
Susannah Fox, chief technology officer for the Health and Human Services Department, is not a technologist, but an anthropologist--and that makes her a great pick for the job, Dave Chase, CEO and founder of health IT company Avado, writes in a contributed piece to Forbes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will move forward on unique device identifiers this fall, requiring that Class II medical devices comply with regulations by Sept. 24.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking to deliver new guidance on healthcare cybersecurity to help healthcare organizations become more resistant to breaches, more effective at mitigating damage that hackers might inflict and better at recovering after an attacks, Healthcare IT News reports.
Providers with robust electronic health records who participated in an accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes were the most likely to routinely perform certain care processes, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.
The recent spate of ransomware attacks on health systems has organizations not only focusing on security within their walls, but looking to law enforcement agencies for help with the growing threats.
A breach at the American College of Cardiology may have put patient info at risk for 1,400 of the college's institutions.
The University of Chicago is looking to launch a clinical data commons around oncology by the summer to create a resource that can be used by the research community.
About two years after scientists equipped Ian Burkhart with a system that intercepts and decodes electrical signals from the brain, the once paralyzed 24-year-old can now pour water from a bottle, swipe his credit card and perform other small tasks.
Venture capital funding for digital health in Q1 of 2016 surpassed $1.4 billion with 146 deals, a 27 percent increase from Q4 of 2015, according to a report from Mercom Capital.