More exact numbers are in for the cybersecurity attack on health insurance company Anthem, with 78.8 million people impacted, including 60 million-70 million of Anthem's customers.
The fees associated with sharing patient data threaten to thwart the $30 billion federal push to move the healthcare industry to electronic records--and it could require Congress to step in to change things.
Chief information officers are often not involved with shaping a company's strategic agenda, and confidence has lessened when it comes to IT's ability to support business goals, according to a survey published this month by McKinsey & Company.
Healthcare in the U.S. needs to "change its DNA" and usher in consumer technology, according to Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals CEO Stephen Klasko, M.D.
The challenges of allowing for exchange of patient data while ensuring proper consent for information sharing from patients was the bulk of discussion during a meeting of privacy and security advisers to the Office of the National Coordinator Monday afternoon.
Xerox's case management computer system for California's Medi-Cal program may be running into difficulties.
Among the 100 top IT leaders named in Computerworld 's Class of 2015 Yearbook, five are involved in the healthcare industry, including four hospital officials.
Medical identity theft incidents rose more than 20 percent in fiscal year 2014 compared to the year prior, according to a recently released survey by the Ponemon Institute.
When healthcare systems bring on new providers, they must now "pay the ICD-10 piper," according to Linda Reed R.N., vice president and CIO at Morristown, New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System.
It's time for ICD-10 to be implemented, and added delays are not likely to motivate organizations any more than the others ones did, says pediatrician Michael Lee, the director of clinical informatics at Atrius Health.