Health information exchanges are like Facebook for doctors, according to a Brookings article: They want to be where their friends are.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an Application Programming Interface to make data on medical device adverse events more accessible to the public.
Healthcare needs leaders in the network neutrality debate who can bridge the needs of clinical practice and technology to ensure the Internet continues to serve the public good, according to a blog post at Health Affairs.
About a third of data won't be published when the Open Payments database, meant to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors, first launches to the public.
Healthcare organizations must improve their information governance (IG) practices, which are an "undeniable imperative," according to an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) white paper.
The Open Payments system is once again available for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review and dispute financial interaction information received from healthcare manufacturers and Group Purchasing Organizations, according to an announcement from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
In response to lawmakers' call for comments on healthcare data transparency, three industry organizations sent letters asking that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services release more data--and in a more useable form.
Technology is not just helping hospitals save money; in some cases it is helping them make it. Both MedStar Health, in the Baltimore region, and Cleveland Clinic are developing and selling technology to supplement their overall revenue, according to an article in the Washington Post.
As the digital landscape of healthcare continues to change, so do the jobs of those in the industry--including the role of CIO.
When it comes to highly sensitive health situations, patients' privacy and security is a top concern. The recent spread of Ebola shows why healthcare organizations need to have plans in place.