On the heels of a ruling from Iowa's Supreme Court striking down a ban of telemedicine use for abortions previously made by the state's board of medicine, the public is losing faith in the board, according to an editorial in the Des Moines Register.
.While many companies use social media to promote their brand or business, it is often a challenge for hospitals that must balance the need to market their organizations and protect patient privacy in online postings, according to a report in the Yakima Herald.
A new campaign by Louisiana has the goal of educating residents in the state about health information technology.
Telemedicine use is OK if integrated into the patient-centered medical home model, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The group, however, warns against "fragmented care" in a policy statement published in Pediatrics.
In the midst of disaster, hospitals often serve as a refuge, a place of comfort for those in need of care or shelter. But even hospitals aren't immune to chaos, as electronic health record systems, network connections and even whole power grids can be rendered useless in the blink of an eye.
The proliferation of Internet-connected devices is changing healthcare delivery, said panelists at last week's 2015 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. And there's much more disruptive tech in the industry's future.
The American Health Information Management Association is not a fan of a bill that would create a two-year grace period for ICD-10, and is asking its members to contact lawmakers about the legislation.
Winners of this year's 2015 HHS Innovates Awards have created solutions to improve the care of complex surgical patients, break down barriers between medical and community services and allow states to work together in "cyberteams" to apply quality improvement methods for birth outcomes.
Four health providers are partnering with CVS Health to allow communication between electronic health records and the pharmacy.
In the next three years, the healthcare industry will have to focus as much on training machines as on training people, according to a new report from Accenture.