Facebook interests could help predict and track obesity, according to a study by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston, in which geotagged Facebook user data was compared with data from national surveys.
The American Hospital Association does not want the federal government placing any additional health information exchange requirements on providers, it said in a recent comment letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced updates to its post-market surveillance of medical devices in order to add more input from physicians and patients. The added updates are designed to...
I found last week's white paper released by six Republican Senators calling for a "reboot" of the Meaningful Use program fascinating. Not so much for what the senators said--although...
While demand for IT talent in healthcare remains high, salaries appear flat according to InformationWeek's 2013 U.S. IT Salary Survey. The demand, however, indicates continuing upward pressure on salaries, the report says.
Health information exchanges considering closing their doors may wish to pay heed to how regional Wisconsin Health Information Exchange (WHIE) is protecting patient data in its possession now that it has ceased operations.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute plans to spend roughly $68 million to support creation of a national "data-rich infrastructure" geared toward the advancement of comparative effectiveness research, it announced this week.
Despite the White House's public desire to use open standards to create an integrated electronic health record system to serve both the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, DoD, for years, has resisted such an approach, according to a recently publicized DoD memo.
Just like everybody else, doctors spend too much time behind computers--and not enough time at patients' bedsides--according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published this week in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . Researchers said they thought better electronic health records could help reduce time looking for patient histories.
Analytics offer some parallels to the rise of agriculture about 12,000 years ago, according to Brian Dixon, assistant professor of health informatics at Indiana University and research scientist with the Regenstrief Institute. With new standards and tools, the days of hunting and gathering data are over. All that unstructured information sitting in healthcare data centers can be tamed and put to work, he says.