A research team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is using its organ-on-a-chip technology to create models of the human small airway to study chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
CMS has released a Quality Measure Development Plan to serve as a strategic framework for the future of clinician quality measure development as healthcare transitions to the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs).
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online dashboard with the aim of providing transparency on its prescription drug spending.
A National Science Foundation-funded project is using a $10 million, five-year grant to address security issues related to mobile health, including medical apps and wearables, and to strengthen healthcare IT security.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revealed its strategic plan from next year until 2020, with information technology at the core of many of the plan’s goals.
Oakland, Calif.-based integrated healthcare system Kaiser Permanente announced last week plans to open its own medical school in Southern California.
Legislation passed the House and Senate on Friday that, if passed into law, will make it easier for healthcare providers to receive hardship exemption from financial penalties for failing to meet Stage 2 meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) requirements in 2015.
More than half (53 percent) of consumers say they can't access all of their health data from a computer, according to a recent HealthMine survey of more than 500 U.S. consumers.
Healthcare companies will continue to be one of the most targeted sectors by cybercriminals in 2016 due to the high value of compromised data and the ongoing digitization of medical records, according to an Experian report.
The impact of health information exchange (HIE) is inadequately studied, although some benefits have been seen, according to a report recently released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Beacon Community Programs had “mixed progress” on health information technology (IT) use and quality measures during the past four years, according to a new report from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) presented to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
While interest in remote patient monitoring is high, the market is still in its infancy and most healthcare providers are waiting until there is a better reimbursement climate, which is still several years away, according to a new report from Chilmark Research.
In order to overcome barriers to interoperability, there need to be meaningful measures and incentives specific to health information exchange (HIE) and health outcomes, according to a Health Information Technology Policy Committee report sent to Congress this week.
The House Appropriations Committee has cut funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in its final fiscal year 2016 omnibus bill, but the research agency will not be terminated after all.
Although the healthcare industry has often lagged behind other sectors in its use of IT, the majority of hospitals are now leveraging technology to meet the requirements of federal initiatives such as meaningful use and accountable care, according to a recent survey from IDC Health Insights.