At least two lawmakers are calling on federal regulators to treat ransomware attacks as breaches under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and recommend guidance that “aggressively requires reporting of ransomware attacks to regulators.”
Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO) announced this week it is the first health information exchange (HIE) on Cerner technology to connect with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The Department of Labor this week announced $150 million in grant funding to 39 partnerships across the country to launch innovative technology training and placement models to develop tech talent, with a focus on high-growth sectors like IT and healthcare.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has acknowledged a data breach in which an unauthorized individual gained access to a third-party vendor's electronic files containing patient information.
A university study has found that it's common practice for healthcare workers to workaround cyber security controls, which leaves healthcare organizations vulnerable to cyberattacks. Yet, the study finds, clinicians are doing so because information security systems often were developed without sufficiently considering clinical workflow.
New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new mobile application for patients featuring centralized information and services as part of the health system’s attempt to provide greater access to and utilization of health services offered.
Many in the healthcare industry have been saying for years that the use of health IT plays a role in physician burnout, now a new study from The Mayo Clinic supports that theory. According to a national study of physicians led by Mayo Clinic, the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) leads to lower physician satisfaction and higher rates of professional burnout.
At Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health announced a public-private partnership to help doctors expand and scale access to precision medicine over the next two years for 10,000 American veterans with cancer.
Patient adoption of digital health tools remains low, but interest in virtual care services is high, as a new survey report finds that the majority of consumers say they are choosing their primary care provider, in part, based on how well they use technology to communicate with patients and manage their health.
A new study on electronic health records (EHRs) from a multi-university team, including Cleveland State University (CSU), has highlighted several gaps and challenges associated with the use of such systems.
A hacker claims to have 655,000 patient records allegedly obtained by hacking into three separate healthcare databases and is selling those patient records on the dark web marketplace, according to a report originally published by news site DeepDotWeb.
The speculation swirling around whether McKesson would separate its IT unit is now official as the healthcare services provider and Change Healthcare Holdings announced Tuesday the creation of a new healthcare information technology company.
Premier, Inc., the Charlotte, N.C.-based healthcare alliance, has announced that Keith Figlioli, seven-year veteran as senior vice president of healthcare informatics at the organization, has resigned from his role.
Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center is deploying its own private enterprise network to link medical imaging, electronic health records (EHRs) and molecular medicine to facilitate collaboration between physicians, researchers and clinicians.
Since the beginning of the meaningful use program and through May 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has allocated $34.69 billion in meaningful use incentives payments, according to CMS data.