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.
There is a technology revolution going on in among healthcare providers, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday at WEDI-Con. And though health IT may sometimes seem "slow and cumbersome, moving data into actionable health information at the point of care is helping providers understand the impact of their clinical decisions.
Theranos' relationship with Walgreens may be fraying after the drugstore chain announced it will delay the opening of blood-testing centers until questions about the startup's technology are answered.
As the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sets its sights on exchange of genomic data, one of the main issues to address is security of the information.
Proposed health IT standards for information management are outlined in a new white paper produced via a collaboration between the American Health Information Management Association, HIMSS and the non-profit Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says it is looking "forward to the swift passage" of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which this week cleared another hurdle in the Senate.