Getting new healthcare technologies off the ground can be a challenging task in the United States, but many of the ingredients for flourishing health IT innovation can be found abroad, according to Leonard D'Avolio, director of informatics at Ariadne Labs, a nonprofit health systems innovation joint venture of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Chief information officers increasingly are engaging with key executives on the role of technology at their hospitals, and most are focused on the greater mission of their health system, according to executive search firm SSi-Search's findings based on its annual CIO survey.
As organizations continue to argue whether to keep the ICD-10 compliance date as Oct.1 of this year, others are warning that to be unprepared will spell trouble for many providers.
Even as healthcare providers embrace electronic health records, it's time they re-evaluated their policies for providing patients with access to their medical records, according to research published at Perspectives on Health Information Management.
Chief executive officers in healthcare and other industries are turning their attention more closely toward technology and how it can improve their businesses; one of the keys to success is the chief information officer.
Sue Schade, chief information officer at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, has been named CIO of the Year for 2014 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
As cyberattacks grow in number and organizations find more ways to access private data, the healthcare industry should make use of cyberthreat intelligence, according to Jeff Bell, HIMSS privacy and security committee chair.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel program, used for medical product safety monitoring, is ready to move to the full-scale system, according to Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
In our lives every day we use technology seamlessly to travel, shop and work, but that doesn't hold true when it comes to navigating healthcare, according to University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Chief Information Officer Sue Schade.
The market for IT outsourcing in healthcare and life sciences is expected increase at an 8.6 percent compound annual growth rate through 2019, with the adoption of cloud-based services among the major trends.