With the release of a proposed MACRA rule on April 27, the federal government announced changes to the existing MU program, leaving Medicare physicians with nearly 1,000 pages of reading to examine how the new program, called Advancing Care Information, and...
End users are often the weakest link in an organization’s cyber defense as cyber criminals exploit human nature to execute attack patterns such as phishing, according to Verizon Enterprise’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report.
The first statements by healthcare professional associations regarding CMS’s announcement of a new quality reporting program for physicians began emerging on Wednesday evening, hours after the announcement
Health leaders, legislators and technology innovators discussed the growing role that data analytics and precision medicine play in healthcare, cancer diagnosis and treatment and the implications going forward at an industry event in Washington, D.C. on...
Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, shared with me a nuanced, insightful view of the journey ahead on interoperability in healthcare—one that avoids the binary thinking so common in healthcare
Healthcare executives support electronic health records (EHRs) and a move to even wider communication amongst technology systems in the future, according to a new survey from financial services firm CIT Group and Harris Poll.
Industry-leading expert Micky Tripathi of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative shares his perspectives on the promise and pitfalls of leveraging the FHIR standard for application development going forward
Two House Energy and Commerce Committee members have introduced a bill that would reform the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to designate the HHS Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as the primary authority on all matters of information...
There is a growing body of evidence that telehealth can not only expand access to services but also create cost savings, yet limited coverage impedes the expansion of telehealth services, the American Hospital Association wrote in a recent brief on telemedicine.
Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, Pa., announced this week that it has signed up 100,000 recruits for its major biobank and DNA sequencing study known as the MyCode Community Health Initiative.