Data is the key element in turning public health agencies into learning public health systems that can work to improve population health, according to a paper published this week in eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).
Boston Children's Hospital was without its electronic health record system for close to a week after a hardware issue caused it to shut down.
Insurance commissioners from Washington state, Oregon and Alaska are joining together to investigate the cyberattack that compromised the information of 11 million Premera customers.
Information technology and the interoperability of electronic patient data will be critical components to President Barack Obama's new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network initiative, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said at a kickoff event for the effort on Wednesday.
Leaders in healthcare show a growing interest in adopting connected health, thanks in part to a "fear of missing out" on innovation, Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., director for the Center for Connected Health, writes at his blog.
The industry can use electronic health records to create a nationwide query system to educate physicians about unusual conditions and treatments, according to John Sotos, M.D., in a post for The Wall Street Journal.
Three new hubs have been chosen by the National Institutes of Health to create new tools to improve patient care.
Virtualization technology was found to overcome some of the cost and complexity issues involved in sharing data in multi-site research networks, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Telehealth services can be used to help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who live in areas where there isn't easy access to care, according to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine initiative hinges on gathering data from millions of individuals, but there are challenges the healthcare industry will face when it comes to collecting that information, says Niam Yaraghi, a fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.