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.
The stock price indices of public companies in six healthcare industry sectors rose during the first half of 2014, while the seventh sector--health information technology vendors--fell.
The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University has launched a first of its kind mobile application for its students.
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, recorded a profit of $1.2 million last year, according to its recently released annual report.
Speaking in Washington on Wednesday, Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill voiced her concerns about potential risks to consumer health data from data brokers who are collecting and sharing sensitive information with third parties.
Electronic health records, related Web applications and patient portals are transformational programs supporting clinical excellence, improving efficiencies and slowing the rising cost of care. Few healthcare IT initiatives are likely to be as transformative.
Kaiser Permanente researchers are calling for a new way to evaluate how and why patients and physicians use secure email.
As part of the Food and Drug Administrations recently launched openFDA initiative, the regulatory agency is for the first time offering an application programming interface providing web developers and researchers direct access to millions of reports on drug adverse events and medication errors that have been submitted to the FDA since 2004.
Matthew Wayne, M.D., chief medical officer of the CommuniCare Family of Companies, a Cincinnati-based long-term and post-acute care provider, is not waiting to catch the biggest wave of data interchange in long-term and post-acute care--that wave is still out there on the horizon. In the meantime, Wayne expects a cloud-based EHR, currently live in almost 30 of the company's 44 facilities, to be 100 percent implemented by this fall.
Digital health funding reached $2.3 billion in the first half of 2014--an unprecedented level of venture capital exceeding the 2013 total--according to Rock Health, which funds and supports early stage healthcare companies.
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue to challenge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technologys statutory authority to regulate HIT.
St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthPartners has expanded its virtuwell.com service, a web- and mobile-based online clinic designed to safely treat more than 50 common illnesses, to anyone who lives, works, or travels within Iowa and Virginia.
e-Care Nevada and the Nevada Hospital Association have begun aerial construction on the Nevada Broadband Telemedicine Initiative.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., has announced six HIT Policy Committee workgroups as part of a restructuring and consolidation effort.
"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.