Patients who turn to websites such WebMD, Mayo Clinic and Ask MD for health queries more often than not get inaccurate information from the sites, according to a study by Harvard Medical School researchers.
As technology makes work in hospitals and healthcare systems both easier and more complicated, the healthcare industry is in need of more IT security professionals.
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center must pay $218,400 for HIPAA violations through a agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.
A new House bill would require a transition period for ICD-10 by requiring dual coding in ICD-9 and ICD-10 for six months.
The 21st Century Cures Act has sailed through the House with a vote of 344-77.
Chief information officers may soon have to find themselves lawyers, because as cybersecurity attacks increase, the IT leaders could end up in the courtroom.
Researchers from Canada, Europe and the United States are calling on major funding agencies to set up a global genomic data repository in the cloud available to authorized researchers worldwide.
Interoperability in healthcare is of upmost importance, and in order to make rapid progress, government action will be necessary, with the private sector also playing a role, according to the American Hospital Association.
As providers invest more time and money in new technologies, patient engagement and data security are two main areas of focus, according to this year's Most Wired Hospitals survey.
While social media sites are growing in popularity as a way for patients to find health information online, creating a health-related social media service would come with a bevy of privacy and security risks.