The FBI is investigating a surgical device most commonly used in hysterectomies after allegations that the device spreads cancer in women.
The cost of a data breach on the affected company is $3.8 million, a jump of 23 percent from 2013, according to a Ponemon Institute report sponsored by IBM.
The new proposed rule that updates the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) regulations supports both electronic health record systems and health information exchange.
Emergency departments deal frequently with high-risk patients and victims of violence, and as a result they often face heightened security concerns. Therefore, it's imperative that they strive to cooperate with the police without compromising patient privacy, according to a recent paper published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Through an independent investigation on medical infusion pumps, security researcher Billy Rios found security vulnerabilities in the devices, which prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning on the tools.
Emergency departments will feel negative impacts from the changeover to the new ICD-10 coding system, according to a paper published this month in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Veterans who saw their personal health information compromised rose once again in April after a sharp fall in March; 987 vets were affected last month, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Videoconferencing from the cloud, compared to more traditional technologies, has many benefits, but issues may still arise in using such a platform.
When creating new technology for healthcare, new tools should not be engineered so users have to conform to them, but designed with how it will be used in mind, according to Leonard D'Avolio, director of Informatics at Ariadne Labs, a joint venture of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.
The frequency and method for updating a data warehouse, start date and the dynamic nature of data in the source electronic health record all affect the quality of information used for research and quality initiatives, according to a study from the Cleveland Clinic.