Hospitals could reduce nosocomial infections by using new technology, such as alarms for scheduled filter changes or pressurized mats in front of hand-washing areas to make sure employees spend enough time at the sink, to help staff comply with healthcare regulations, according to a scientific poster presented at the American Public Health Association 141 st Annual Meeting, Medscape reported.
Data contained in electronic medical records can help link genetic variants to previously unknown relationships with disease, according to research published at Nature Biotechnology. Vanderbilt...
At a Nov. 19 hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, four technology experts--including two university representatives--all testified that they thought HealthCare.gov was not a secure website.
A majority of hospital CIOs said they have felt pressure at one time or another to continue launching a project that was not ready for go live, according to new survey results published this week.
The security and integrity of electronic health records will be one of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General's highest priorities in 2014 and beyond, according to the OIG's latest strategic plan.
Case Western University, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals will begin sharing clinical data in the hopes of improving patient care.
Nurses are an essential part of the medical system and patient care--so why shouldn't they be more involved in developing new healthcare IT?
Social media could play a role in helping health officials track an outbreak or spread of the flu, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
By Alicia Caramenico Insurers increasingly have been putting more investment in big data and analytics tools, hoping to achieve better outcomes and lower costs. But data analytics also offers...
A consortium of universities and hospital systems in South Carolina have started using a database containing the medical information of millions of patients across the state with the intent of developing better, more cost-effective treatment plans.