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The Federal Communications Commission has finalized rules for the operation of Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs), which are designed to provide clinicians with more extensive real-time data permitting faster patient intervention.
Dignity Health, with 39 hospitals, about 340 other provider sites and 9,000 affiliated providers, has a lot of disparate information systems and doesnt have software to correlate data among them.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft vetting guide to aid in testing mobile applications to find security vulnerabilities in them, and is accepting industry comment on the guide through Sept. 18, 2014.
A new report outlines the need for a different approach to tracking data to guide decisions that shape responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have completed the largest, most diverse tumor genetic analysis ever conducted, revealing a new approach to classifying cancers.
Workplace training and education consultancy Prism International has launched the HealthCare Inclusion & Cultural Competencies Suite.
The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today officially kicked off the Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge to recognize clinical approaches using health information technology that dramatically improve blood pressure control.
If there is one thing Ive learned from reading hundreds of breach notifications, its how earnestly organizations tell those whose data they did not protect how important protection of their data is to the organization.
A physician referring a patient to smoking cessation services more than doubles the chances that the patient will seek help. But results are much better when a physician electronically refers a patient.
Community Health Systems, which owns, manages or leases 206 hospitals in 29 states, has been hacked with protected health information covering 4.5 million patients compromised.
Although the Open Payments system is once again available online for physicians to review financial payment information received from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers under the Sunshine Act, the American Medical Association is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide doctors with more time to challenge records in the database that they deem inaccurate.
Nearly 50 percent of physician offices and almost 60 percent of hospitals responding to a survey from HIMSS Analytics indicate they are unsure if their organizations plan to implement a telemedicine solution within the next 24 months.
A survey by Nashville-based technology consultancy Technology Advice reveals almost half of patients don't even know if their physician has a patient portal--and that patients still prefer a mix of online and telephone communications from their providers.
The Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization has reported $22 million in savings in its first year, and member doctors received total returns of $11 millionsuccess that the ACO attributes to the fact that it is physician-owned and physician-run.
A new trade association offers physician practice management software vendors and other companies selling financial and administrative systems new opportunities to increase their visibility and clout.