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Will health insurance exchange launches be the 'next Y2K'?

Will the servers crash on Oct. 1 as more than 30 million new users become eligible for health insurance through exchange systems developed for the Affordable Care Act? Some experts are likening the...

HIMSS CEO Stephen Lieber: Interoperability of health data requires a culture change

The acceleration of interoperability of electronic health data hinges less on changes to technology and more on payment and cultural changes in the industry, according to HIMSS President and CEO H. Stephen Lieber.

New technology spots malware through power consumption

New technology developed by researchers collaborating from several universities can detect malware on medical devices by noting their power usage, as outlined in research that will be presented at the USENIX Workshop on Health Information Technologies in Washington, D.C., next week.

KLAS: Decision support surveillance tools 'significantly' impact clinical outcomes

Clinical decision support surveillance tools have a moderate to significant impact on clinical outcomes for a majority of providers surveyed by Orem, Utah-based research firm KLAS.

Telemedicine improves pediatric care in rural ERs

Care quality for pediatric patients in rural emergency rooms improved "significantly" when delivered via telemedicine consultations, according to a study published online this week in the journal  Critical Care Medicine.

Ochsner's Chris Belmont: Big data key to scheduling, telehealth efforts

At Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, big data is helping to connect physicians, patients and staff. Not only with "obvious" data, but data of little details that don't always come to the surface.

Global health IT outsourcing market to reach $50.4 billion by 2018

The U.S. and Canada lead in the global healthcare IT outsourcing market, with North America accounting for the largest share at 72 percent, according to a new report from RnRMarketResearch. The global market is expected to reach $50.4 billion by 2018.

FDA recognizes med device interoperability standards

Voluntary medical device standards for interoperability were recognized this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as outlined in an Aug. 6 post in the  Federal Register.

Obama math wiz predicts insurance enrollment data to promote ACA

A 31-year-old math wiz who worked on the Obama reelection campaign, has gone from tracking likely voters to building a statistical model to predict--with 99 percent accuracy--whether someone has health insurance.

Workgroup: Don't subject health IT to FDA pre-market requirements

The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act workgroup--tasked with developing a report that contains a proposed strategy and recommendations on a regulatory framework for health IT--submitted draft recommendations for that strategy at a Health IT Policy Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.