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.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has shelled out $85,000 in awards to software development teams that spent the March 15-16 weekend coming up with new ideas for the hospitals patient portal.
A survey of self-selected respondents, most of whom track personal health data via wearable devices, smartphones or Web sites, finds they have strong interest in contributing and using the data for research. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Data Exploration project at University of California San Diego conducted the survey. UCSD recruited participants through postings on related Web sites, press releases and social media channels including blogs and Tweets. A new report offers interesting findings.
Castlight Health Inc., a vendor of software to help large employers manage health care costs, went public on March 14 with an opening price of $16 per share that quickly rose more than 150 percent to above $40.
DMC Harper University Hospital in Detroit, part of nine-hospital Detroit Medical Center, has notified 1,087 patients that protected health information was discovered during a police investigation into identity theft.
Obamacare opponents predicted early on that insurance co- ops created by the law would fail, and that much of the $2.1 billion they were loaned to get started would be lost. Instead, the 23 co-ops that now exist nationally have enrolled about 300,000 people in health plans by combining low premiums with a certain homespun appeal, according to company executives.
A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers finds that an alcohol detoxification protocol they developed led to a statistically significant decrease in the number of admissions per month.
Banner Health in Arizona has responded to a recent commentary I wrote on its response to a major breach of protected health information. Banner points out errors in the story and acknowledges missteps of its own. And I, the reporter, did make a crucial mistake.
The fourth year of a benchmark survey assessing progress in protecting health information brings mixed results.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital wants to enhance its patient portal and will have several teams of software developers and designers competing for $85,000 in money during the weekend of March 15-16 to get the job done.
By bundling all costs for the surgery under one negotiated price and offering expertise that lowers the odds of complications, the Cleveland Clinic gave Bumbaugh and his employer a better deal than the hospital close to his home.
Stolen computers from a billing firm for Los Angeles County has compromised protected health information for 168,000 health department patients.
Secure electronic communication has significant potential to improve patient engagement, but in order to fully realize its potential, health care organizations must provide users with sufficient education and also provide a sense of confidentiality ...
The HHS Office for Civil Rights has fined Skagit County in Northwest Washington $215,000 for violations of the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.
Health care providers and insurers across the country are discovering event notification system (ENS) capabilities supply an integral "value-add" to critical information exchange.
Banner Health in Arizona recently suffered a serious breach of protected health information after sending copies of its twice-yearly Smart & Healthy magazine to 50,000 beneficiaries of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization in Maricopa County.