By 2020, 80 percent of healthcare data will pass through the cloud at some point in its lifetime, as providers seek to leverage cloud based technologies and infrastructure for data collection, aggregation, analytics and decision-making, according to a new projection. And, 65 percent of consumer transactions with healthcare organizations will be mobile by 2018.
U.S. House Republicans made good on a vote to sue the Obama administration over implementation of the 2010 health-care law with a lawsuit naming the Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury as defendants in what they claim to be a case of constitutional overreach.  more »
Analysis of 227 brand-name prescription drugs shows an average cost increase of nearly 13 percent in 2013, compared with a general inflation rate of 1.5 percent.  more »
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Healthcare providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior healthcare executives released by law firm Foley & Lardner.

Terry Fouts, M.D., chief medical officer of Emeryville, Calif.-based analytics vendor MedeAnalytics, talks with Health Data Management about the current state of analytics, including the integration of data from outside the clinical domain.

IBM Corp. has a new plan for its Watson supercomputer: to support consumers’ personal health and fitness goals.

Analysis of data inside and outside of a healthcare facility can help identify when a breach is occurring and enable the organization to take proper mitigating actions, says Ken Bradberry, chief technology officer at Xerox Commercial Healthcare.

Health Data Management spoke with a broad mix of electronic health vendors to understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of leveraging EHRs for screening suspected Ebola patients.

The HHS Office of Inspector General expects in fiscal 2015 to review electronic health records meaningful use incentive payments and the security of electronic health records under the program.

Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer of San Diego’s Scripps Health, has seen the future of medicine—a future based on a fundamental shift in who accesses and owns medical data—or what he calls the “rebooting” of medicine.

The ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus is an example of the way transitioning to ICD-10 can benefit the ability of public health officials to respond to global pandemics, according to an executive at 3M Health Information Systems.

In light of the treatment of Ebola patients and other events, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has issued new guidance on sharing patient information under the HIPAA Privacy rule during emergency situations.

Despite privacy and security concerns over their medical records, consumers overwhelmingly want their providers to share information, according to a nationwide survey by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Aetna’s planned acquisition of private exchange operator bswift may signal the start of more insurers acquiring private exchanges, experts in the industry say.

The long-term care industry in November is changing its standard for electronic prescribing, as the federal government is requiring that those who e-prescribe must use the SCRIPT standard of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs.

With over 90 percent of US hospitals attesting for meaningful use of an EHR last year, most hospital information system vendors reported continued growth in annual revenue for 2013. So how did your vendor fare in the race for these HITECH dollars?

"I want to see the doctor." Decades ago that meant someone wanted, urgently, to get medical treatment. Now it means something else entirely.
Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers said they've caught a lie on a resume, and 33 percent of these employers have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession, according to a poll of hiring managers and HR professionals by the staffing company CareerBuilder. Here are some of the most memorable lies on a resume that they have seen. This presentation originated at Accounting Today.  read more 
U.S. House Republicans made good on a vote to sue the Obama administration over implementation of the 2010 health-care law with a lawsuit naming the Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury as defendants in what they claim to be a case of constitutional overreach.  read more 
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