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Complications from robotic surgery 'widely' underreported

Complications from robotic surgery are widely underreported, a new study published in the  Journal for Healthcare Quality  by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine finds.

Forum addresses impediments to data-sharing to detect fraud

Data analytics offers the opportunity to sift through the mounds of information government agencies collect, but oversight entities and law enforcement are challenged in their efforts to use the data effectively to address fraud, waste and abuse.

Mayo to examine viability of robot for concussion assessment

The Mayo Clinic and Northern Arizona University in Phoenix are teaming up to test the viability of using a telemedicine robot to assess athletes with concussion-like symptoms in real time.

FTC: Lab's lack of security puts info for 10,0000 patients at risk

The Federal Trade Commission last week filed a complaint against an Atlanta-based medical testing laboratory for its mishandling of patient information for roughly 10,000 individuals in two separate incidents.

Automatic wireless monitoring useful for heart failure patients

Automatic wireless monitoring has been proved beneficial for chronic heart failure patients, a new trial presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology meeting in Amsterdam, determined.

How do we move from cost-increasing to cost-reducing technology?

In computing, Moore's Law says costs fall by half every two years as capability improves, yet in healthcare, technology sends bills soaring. In 25 years, healthcare could account for a third of...

Electronic monitoring helps nurses boost hand-washing compliance

Electronic monitoring helped to dramatically improve hand hygiene among nurses, according to research published this month in the journal  Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

HHS drops 1-hour HIX breach notification rule

HHS' final regulation on health insurance exchanges does not include a proposed mandate that all healthcare organizations report data breaches within one hour of discovery. 

Stolen laptop compromises info for nearly 600 patients

UT Physicians--the medical group practice of the University of Texas' Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School--has informed 596 patients that an unencrypted laptop computer containing patient information was discovered missing on Aug. 2 from a locked closet in a UT Physicians orthopedic clinic.

How hospital CIOs can better negotiate with vendors

Close to 30 percent of hospital CIOs polled this month by  expressed worry that trying to negotiate lower costs with technology vendors has the potential to negatively impact future services.