A research team at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, along with colleagues at Emory University, have secured $18 million in funding over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to form the UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology, or iTech.
The National Cancer Institute announced Sept 28 that the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation has become the first nonprofit organization to donate genomic and clinical data to NCI’s Genomic Data Commons.
Boston-based startup Circulation, as Uber’s preferred healthcare platform partner, is launching a digital healthcare transportation platform as a pilot program at several East Coast acute care and children’s hospitals.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced seven recipients of two funding opportunities with the aim of improving the flow of health information.
Six months since go-live on a patient notification technology platform in the state of Vermont, more than 400 provider sites across New England have been notified that their patients have been seen at Vermont hospitals.
Across the U.S., physician morale is down, with leading contributors including regulatory/paperwork burden, dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs), and doubts about the future of healthcare reform.
While most patient identification errors are caught before patients are harmed, some wrong-patient events are fatal and many have the potential to cause harm. Technology, such as bar coding, can help to prevent these errors, according to an ECRI Institute report.
Randy McCleese, vice president of information services and CIO at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky., has been recognized as the winner of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive’s (CHIME) Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership.
The Los Angeles-based Keck Medical Center, part of the University of Southern California, has confirmed that two if its servers were hit with ransomware last month, leading to encrypted files that employees could not access.
In efforts to help states reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it is providing close to $9 million in grants to 19 state states to help create, implement and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).
President Barack Obama issued a message on Sept. 26 to kick off National Health IT Week, expressing optimism for where the industry stands today as well as hope for “reaching for the next frontier of innovation.”
Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules violations, stemming from a 2012 data breach at Woman and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.
While overall physician optimism towards digital health is present across all ages, health IT tools need to be beneficial to clinical practice and not a burden, according to an American Medical Association (AMA) survey on digital health.
Ninety-five percent of current healthcare organization cloud infrastructure users are planning to increase their usage going forward, and among healthcare organizations not using cloud today, 58 percent of respondents said they are likely to do so in the next two years.
Researchers investigating the safety of CPOE systems at pediatric inpatient facilities found that while systems on average are able to intercept a majority of potential medication errors, their effectiveness varied widely among implementations.