Two long-time hospital information systems vendors serving small and rural hospitals are joining forces.
Information security and risk management professionals will rebel against cookie-cutter approaches to cyber security in 2016 thats just one of many ways that prevention, detection and response to cyber threats will change in the next year, according to a new report from Forrester Research.
With the rush to implement electronic health record systems and meet meaningful use requirements, there have been mixed results in getting patients to use patient portals.
The Department of Defense contends that it has met electronic health record interoperability requirements called for in the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. But the bar for interoperability remains low, critics say.
The use of genetic data is at the forefront of many innovators approaches for increasing personalized medicine, and making healthcare treatments more targeted and effective.
While recent high-profile health data breaches, like those at Anthem, CareFirst, Excellus and Premera, have the industry focused on cyber threats, Avi Rubin is focused on threat vectors in the not-too-distant future.
Inspira Medical Center Vineland, part of three-hospital Inspira Health Network, used to have around 150 overhead pages a day; now, it has about three.
When hospitals first began buying physician practices, their IT acumen wasnt an issue most were just using basic systems. And the acquisitions happened so infrequently that management would just tell IT staff, Okay, go see what theyve got.
Its the accountable care era, and the healthcare world is changing rapidly, according to Nancy Ham, CEO at health information exchange vendor Medicity. Implications for health IT executives will be significant.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of November 16-20 include UC San Diego Health, Gifford Medical Center in Vermont and VA Loma Linda Hospital.
When a healthcare organization experiences a breach, there is so much to do, so many issues to consider. One is figuring out how much information to give the public and how quickly to give it.
The meaningful and secure exchange of electronic health information are among the Department of Health and Human Services top challenges, according to the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
To support the creation of a national research cohort of one million Americans as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, the National Institutes of Health has released the first set of funding opportunities for the study.
CMS is quickly moving to alternative payment models, but for those to succeed, meaningful use and quality reporting programs must be streamlined, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives contends.
As Congress in 2014 worked on legislation to replace Medicares physician payment formula, lawmakers also inserted a mandate for radiologists to consult with clinical decision support software before ordering advanced diagnostic imaging examinations that include CT, MRI, PET and nuclear medicine.