As patients in correctional facilities have difficulty obtaining consultations with specialists, the use of telemedicine can help improve access to endocrinologists. A new study has found that these teleconsultations improved diabetes care for prisoners from 15 correctional facilities.
In 2015, 84 percent of the nation’s hospitals reported adoption of at least a basic electronic health record (EHR) system, a nine-fold increase since 2008, according to new survey data released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
Arizona’s three regional behavioral health authorities (RBHAs) have joined in a statewide plan to integrate physical and behavioral health in the statewide health information exchange (HIE), The Network, the Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) announced last week.
CHIME announces the creation of a Cybersecurity Center and Program Office with the intention of helping to improve information-sharing and collaboratively develop and spread best practices around cybersecurity
Paul Tang, M.D., former vice president and chief innovation and technology officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California, has joined IBM Watson Health as its vice president and chief health transformation officer.
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank.
The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means has passed a bill that among other provisions, would provide relief to hospital outpatient departments as well as consider patients’ socioeconomic status before penalizing hospitals in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
During a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, healthcare IT leaders and security experts testified in support of proposed legislation to elevate and empower the CISO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Automated surveillance and real-time analysis led to a significant reduction in sepsis mortality at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).
With a House bill providing money to fight the Zika virus pending, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may be stripped of funds that it was planning to use for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) information technology provisions, according to a Morning Consult report.
Several healthcare organizations have sent a letter to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding the use of alternative data sources for cost estimates and analyses of telemedicine utilization in the Medicare program.
Improving transparency between physicians and their patients by allowing patients to view their visit notes in their health records can improve patient satisfaction, trust and safety, according to a recently published study.
Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield plans to award nearly $3 million to ten healthcare organizations to help develop or expand existing regional telemedicine initiatives.
Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new telehealth service that connects patients in Idaho and Utah with the health system’s providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through video and audio conferencing on the web.
Wichita, Kan.-based Kansas Heart Hospital was hit with a ransomware attack last Wednesday, but after the hospital paid an undisclosed ransom, the hackers demanded more, according to local news reports.