Most patients prefer getting results from medical tests, especially ones containing highly sensitive information, through password protected patient portals or websites, according to a recent study.
By combining data from social media and other sources, researchers were able to more accurately predict incidence of flu, according to research published in PLoS Computational Biology.
As big data and analytics create great change within the healthcare industry, they're also having a major influence on how and what future physicians are taught.
Health data exchange, to the detriment of patient care, remains an exception in the industry rather than the rule, according to Michael Matthews, CEO of the MedVirginia and ConnectVirginia HIEs.
Lab testing startup Theranos is shaking up its board of directors after reports questioning the accuracy and use of the company's flagship technology.
There are no signs the telemedicine market will be slowing down anytime soon, especially in light of a report from Grand View Research Inc. forecasting that the market will reach $2.8 billion by 2022.
Visits to the emergency department are on the rise in the U.S., and a lack of usability and interoperability of ED Information Systems are only adding more complications, according to a new survey from Black Book.
Patients aren't going to wait for the healthcare industry to catch up with technology, and as IT moves farther ahead than where the industry currently stands, "we have to start thinking very differently about what patients expect," Susan Turney, M.D., CEO of Marshfield Clinic, said during the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's conference in Reston, Virginia, this week.
As the CMIO of Cherokee Nation Health Services, James Stallcup, M.D., is always looking for ways to implement technology at low costs. He found it using an inexpensive telemedicine system, he told attendees at Tuesday's WEDI-Con in Reston, Virginia.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed the Senate 74 to 21 on Tuesday; if the bill becomes law, it will have bearing on the healthcare industry's approach to security and privacy of patient data.