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States team up to investigate Premera breach

Insurance commissioners from Washington state, Oregon and Alaska are joining together to investigate the cyberattack that compromised the information of 11 million Premera customers.

Data sharing, information technology key to new White House care initiative

Information technology and the interoperability of electronic patient data will be critical components to President Barack Obama's new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network initiative, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said at a kickoff event for the effort on Wednesday.

Joseph Kvedar: 3 signs of growing interest in connected health

Leaders in healthcare show a growing interest in adopting connected health, thanks in part to a "fear of missing out" on innovation, Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., director for the Center for Connected Health, writes at his blog.

Why clinical queries make physicians smarter

The industry can use electronic health records to create a nationwide query system to educate physicians about unusual conditions and treatments, according to John Sotos, M.D., in a post for The Wall Street Journal. 

NIH announces new hubs as part of REACH program

Three new hubs have been chosen by the National Institutes of Health to create new tools to improve patient care.

How researchers cut cost, complexity for multi-site hospital studies

Virtualization technology was found to overcome some of the cost and complexity issues involved in sharing data in multi-site research networks, according to new research published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Telehealth helps providers reach children with ADHD

Telehealth services can be used to help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who live in areas where there isn't easy access to care, according to a study in the  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The biggest IT barriers to push for Precision Medicine

President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine initiative hinges on gathering data from millions of individuals, but there are challenges the healthcare industry will face when it comes to collecting that information, says Niam Yaraghi, a fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.

Former New York Mayor Bloomberg invests in health data effort

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with the help of the Australian government, is launching a $100 million, four-year data effort in 20 African, Southeast Asian and Latin American countries to help them better understand causes of death.

California hopes open data can address health system gaps

To improve healthcare delivery through data, public health officials in California are collaborating on an open data movement.