As the use of technology in healthcare becomes more ubiquitous, one question that deserves more attention is that of the role of nurses in making development and implementation decisions; essentially, what should that role be?
The U.S. is living in a 21st century world with a 20th century delivery system, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a speech delivered last week at Care Innovation Summit 2014 hosted by The Aspen Institute and The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.
While most healthcare CEOs believe technological advances will transform their business in the next five years, few organizations are prepared for the changes, according to a new survey from...
When it comes to hospital mergers and acquisitions, technology and informatics processes often times may be relegated to afterthought status as financial and business objectives win priority. To that end, Joseph Schneider, VP and CMIO for the north division of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, stresses the importance of both education and patience.
Use of patient portals and electronic visits had no significant impact on the frequency of face-to-face primary care visits for adults in a trial, researchers from the Mayo Clinic have found.
Several providers in the Cincinnati area have successfully integrated two different computer systems to share electronic health records and improve eye care for diabetic patients, according to an article in the Cincinnati Business Courier.
The mHealth Regulatory Coalition says a proposed law to eliminate oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on mobile healthcare software poses serious risks to patients and that Congress must play a key role in ensuring FDA guidance on mobile applications.
The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have yet to support claims that building separate electronic health record systems and ensuring interoperability between them will cost less and be more efficient than developing a joint system from scratch, according to a report published this week by the Government Accountability Office.
National health IT coordinators past and present agreed interoperability is a multilayered issue that encompasses more than just the exchange of data.
A virtual-reality treatment may provide relief for amputees suffering from phantom-limb pain, according to a study published this week in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.