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 Ebola virus disease training modules for healthcare workers developed in collaboration between experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now available online.
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center have developed what VCU officials say is the first and only tool that can accurately measure cancer health literacy.
Flush with new funding, health information technology incubator Rock Health is asking start-up companies to submit their business plans by November 20.
Electronic health records vendor Cerner has announced a multi-year agreement with remote care platform developer Livongo Health to connect diabetes screening data collected from smart consumer devices with Cerners healthcare clients.
Milwaukees Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.
Targeting the exploding health and wellness market, Microsoft in one fell swoop has launched a new cloud-based platform, mobile app, and wearable fitness tracking wrist band.
In a new series, HDM goes one-on-one with the heads of private exchanges. What makes one exchange different from the rest? First up: Don Garlitz, bswift's executive director of exchange solutions.
Seattles Virginia Mason Medical Center has launched a comprehensive Patient Cost Estimator tool for prospective patients, providing them with an estimate of what their out-of-pocket cost will be for a variety of medical and surgical services based on their health insurance policy.
The American Medical Association has launched an interactive geospatial mapping tool designed to identify the geographic location of physicians and non-physician clinicians by specialty, state, county, or metropolitan areas, among other healthcare workforce trends.
Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, according to new Northwestern Medicine research published in Physical Review X.
The Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, has announced the launch of a new patient portal.
Patient portals have a lot of room for improvement as evidenced by the fact that providers do not have a high level of enthusiasm for their organizations current offerings from vendors.
Electronic health record systems are not the only information technologies being leveraged in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. A coalition of IT vendors has been established to distribute free information and timely updates on Ebola through mobile and web-based apps to healthcare professionals and consumers worldwide.
The Commonwealth Fund and policy research organization NORC at the University of Chicago are collaborating on a nationwide database and interactive map highlighting costs and year-to-year price changes in health insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act.
Pittsburghs UPMC and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program have launched the online destination ReThinkConcussions.com as part of an initiative to raise awareness about scientifically proven treatments currently available for this complex but unseen injury.