Congressional leaders were urged in a letter sent this week by organizations--including the American Telemedicine Association and the Continua Health Alliance--to consider incentivizing patient-generated health data. By doing so, the organizations write, patients would be "far more likely... to make healthy lifestyle changes."
Doctors at Oregon Health & Science University recently used telemedicine to save a 7-month-old baby's life, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal.
A web-based platform designed to improve patient safety in chronic kidney disease can be useful and effective, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
An official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications revealed at a House committee hearing Wednesday that DHS was aware of roughly 16 reports of cybersecurity threats to Healthcare.gov from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Advances in big data and cloud computing are providing more democratic access to the reams of information the government collects, federal officials said at the Armed Forces Communications and...
The United States and the United Kingdom plan to consolidate de-identified data from several agencies, making it available on a cloud-based research platform.
A new Standards & Interoperability Framework initiative launched today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to create a common technical standard to allow prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) to share data with health IT tools used by providers for clinical decision support.
Healthcare providers have only just begun to build health IT foundations, according to panelists who recently spoke at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston.
Technology has been a cornerstone to the growth of Urban Health Plan (UHP), which serves patients in the Bronx and Queens of New York City according to a case study from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
The federal IT procurement process is a complex mess in need of a major overhaul, according to David Blumenthal, former National Coordinator for Health IT.