Surescripts has said that it processed 9.7 billion secure health data transactions in 2015—a 48 percent increase over 2014—according to data in the company’s 2015 National Progress Report.
Bon Secours Health System, based in Marriottsville, Md., is informing some 655,000 individuals that files containing patient information inadvertently had been left accessible by one of the health system’s vendors, R-C Healthcare Management.
The global connected health and wellness devices market is forecasted to reach $612 billion by 2024, in part driven by increasing incidences of chronic diseases that require continuous health monitoring, according to a Grand View Research report.
The Health Information Trust Alliance (TRUST) and Children’s Health, a North Texas pediatric healthcare system, have launched HITRUST CyberAid as a program to help physician practices address growing cyber risks.
Healthcare quality leaders say improving workflow efficiency should be a top priority to help healthcare organizations strengthen the quality of their technology implementation, according to a survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
The Health Resources and Service Administration, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded four grants totaling $16 million to improve access to quality health care in rural communities.
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation has launched a Center for Predictive Medicine, with the goal of mining clinical data sets to predict the probability of disease, adverse events, drug and clinical outcomes, and disease progression.
Nine in 10 employers will make telehealth services available to employees in states where it is allowed next year—a sharp increase from 70 percent this year, and from 7 percent in 2012, according to a recent National Business Group on Health survey.
CMS announced updates to the design of the second year of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design model to open the model test to new participants, add three new test states and add two additional conditions.
Healthcare executives and nurses saw their salaries decline last year, but salaries for healthcare IT professionals and physicians and surgeons increased, according to a Health eCareers 2016 Salary Guide.
A total of 39 incidents and 126,930 records breached in the U.S. involving protected health information or medical/health information were either disclosed or reported in July, according to The Protenus Breach Barometer.
In July 2016 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued grant awards to build the foundational partnerships and infrastructure needed to launch the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program this fall. It is now reaching out to integrated delivery networks (IDNs) with a funding opportunity to expand the Cohort Program’s reach.
A Glendale, Az.-based doctor is suing Banner Health after the health system last week acknowledged a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of about 3.7 million individuals.
The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a request for information regarding commercial off-the-shelf EHR systems, which appears to be the most recent indication that the agency is moving forward on plans to replace its decades-old, homegrown EHR system.
UMass Memorial Health Care, a four-hospital health care system in Central Massachusetts, is partnering with PatientPing to provide data sharing services to its providers in an effort to improve care coordination.