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Eric Topol: Personalized medicine requires data infrastructure, expertise

Algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning increasingly will be central to personalized medicine, outlining the need for talented biocomputing and bioinformatic human expertise, writes...

Global Health Technologies Coalition warns against underfunded NIH

While lauding a deal that halted the so-called "sequestration" budget cuts that would cripple global health programs, the Global Health Technologies Coalition warns against underfunding the...

HHS unveils security risk assessment tool

A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool aimed to help healthcare providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Data-sharing cuts unnecessary ER visits by 10 percent

A data-sharing initiative among emergency departments in Washington reduced ER visits by Medicaid patients by 10 percent in the program's first year, according to a report from the Washington State Health Care Authority.

House OKs temporary SGR fix with ICD-10 delay

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a temporary fix to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for one year in a bill that also delays ICD-10 implementation until at least October 2015 and postpones hospital compliance with the controversial "two-midnight rule" and recovery audits of medically unnecessary claims until March 2015.

Hospital CIOs rip ICD-10 delay in SGR patch legislation

Hospital CIOs are not happy that lawmakers may push out ICD-10 implementation another year, should the Senate approve the latest proposed legislation to delay physician Medicare reimbursement cuts under the sustainable growth rate formula; the House approved the bill in a last-minute voice vote early Thursday.

eHealth Initiative to lay out healthcare roadmap for 2020

The eHealth Initiative has set out to create a vision for healthcare through the end of the decade through a public-private collaborative effort called the eHealth Initiative 2020 Roadmap. Though...

Report: Time to provide nurses with needed mHealth tools

The biggest hospital workforce segment, the nursing staff, is being left out of the mHealth equation by IT organizations concerned about data security, regulatory compliance and inherent costs in...

Cedars-Sinai teams with U.S. military for 'OR of the future'

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in partnership with the U.S. military, will design an "operating room of the future" that aims to enable emergency medical teams to quicken their responses to life-threatening injuries.

VA vulnerable to cyber attacks, GAO official says

Information security problems have left the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to testimony presented Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs' subcommittee on oversight and investigations.