Web-based applications and interfaces are increasingly common in the health care industry. Read here about advances in the field and about related topics such as how enterprise intranets facilitate communications across disparate locations.
"Patient engagement" is a popular term currently, but the practice of providing consumers with relevant data about the clinical and financial aspects of their care is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, employers and health plans appear to be more than ready to provide such platforms to consumers.
A new study concludes that revising the inner plumbing of the Google Flu Trends disease surveillance system can improve the accuracy of forecasts for the severity of a flu season.
Under a proposed rule setting the Part B physician fee schedule for calendar year 2015, Medicare would expand payment for certain medical and mental health services furnished via telemedicine technologies.
PHS Technologies Group LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of software that monitors patient exposure to ionizing radiation, has announced that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software technology.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT this fall will launch a national campaign to boost consumer use of Blue Button technology to securely access their health records electronically.
Behavioral biometrics technology developer Biometric Signature ID of Lewisville, Tex., has released an authentication solution for use with Epic's electronic health record software.
With an eye on accountable care organizations and other providers entering into quality care initiatives, Philips Healthcare and Salesforce.com have teamed to offer a cloud-based platform to identify and manage at-risk patients.
A UCLA study shows that surgical residents who received anonymous feedback from their peers through a social networking site showed greater improvement in their robotic surgery skills than those who received no such feedback.
In 2003, Georgia Regents Health System in Augusta began offering remote stroke teleconsultations and today serves 29 hospitals and has conducted nearly 4,000 examinations.
Paul Smith, part of the surge team that brought Healthcare.gov to a fully-functioning website, shares how a site that almost blew up on the launch pad got back to launch and what 2015s open enrollment holds
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed draft industry guidance to ensure that social media and Internet communications relating to medical products are clear, accurate, truthful, and do not mislead the public.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award to the Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP).
Pediatricians may lose money, data or both during the mandated conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10, according to University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
An initiative to help providers easily enroll to receive electronic funds transfer and electronic remittance advice from insurers got off to a slow start but has gained momentum in recent months.
Only 14 percent of health policy researchers report using Twitter--and approximately 20 percent use blogs and Facebook--to communicate their research findings, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.