Connecting patients and providers is the holy grail of clinical I.T. This section looks at enabling technologies, such as patient portals and personal health records that are designed for direct use by patients. In addition, patient-centric technologies, such as disease management applications, are covered.
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.
Consumer use of mobile health and fitness apps in the first half of 2014 is almost double that of the mobile platform market in general, according to mobile analytics and optimization vendor Flurry.
In a pioneering effort to coordinate comprehensive public health data-gathering and dissemination, Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and the City of Worcester are overseeing the creation of an academic health department.
Healthcare leaders who have properly instituted an information security awareness and training program and integrated it enterprise-wide have positively influenced their organizational culture in the right direction, writes blogger Brian Evans.
Clinical and healthcare financial professionals dont talk to each other and need to, according to Atul Gawande, M.D., a surgeon at Brigham and Womens Hospital, physician IT champion and best-selling author who delivered a June 23 keynote address at the HFMA Annual National Institute in Las Vegas.
A pilot program for the Food and Drug Administrations Sentinel active surveillance system, dubbed Mini-Sentinel, is leveraging electronic healthcare data--principally claims data but also including data from EHRs--to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance informing industry that the agency does not intend to enforce compliance with the regulatory controls that apply to medical device data systems, medical image storage devices, and medical image communications devices, due to the low risk they pose to patients.
The California HealthCare Foundation has launched ACA 411, an interactive data tool that supplies policymakers, providers, and other healthcare delivery stakeholders in the state an at-a-glance resource to gauge progress of the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is embracing cloud computing to handle the enormous amounts of data the regulatory agency receives from providers, vendors, researchers and others.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., former national coordinator for health information technology, has joined the vendor ranks and is bringing a former top ONC aide with him.
Human error caused a breach of protected health information at Rady Childrens Hospital-San Diego and the resulting investigation discovered a similar earlier breach.
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 House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking public comment on a white paper released June 17 regarding potential digital and personalized healthcare technologies intended to enable 21st Century cures.
Taking a page from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health ITs recently released 10-year interoperability roadmap, the American Health Information Management Association has endorsed the core values of a learning health system designed to share secure, high-quality data with the goal of improving patient health.