The use of virtual health solutions in primary care could save $10 billion annually when applied to annual patient visits, ongoing patient management and self-care, according to a recently released report from Accenture.
The University of Oklahoma (OU) has acknowledged a data breach from July regarding a stolen laptop from a physician who formerly worked in the university’s urology department that may have included limited patient health information.
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Suwanee, Ga.-based medical digital imaging Digirad Corporation has acquired DMS Health Technologies for $36 million in cash.
Healthcare organizations are starting to prioritize business intelligence (BI) and analytics initiatives, but challenges remain, according to a survey from HIMSS Analytics and Qlik, a Randor, Pa.-based visual analytics company.
More than half of patients who were offered online access to their medical record viewed their record at least once within the last year, according to data brief from the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), Georgia’ statewide health information exchange (HIE), and Alabama’s One Health Record have partnered to form a state-to-state information exchange.
Americans are increasing their use of technology to improve their health, navigate the health system, and overall are starting to act like consumers instead of passive patients, according to a survey report from the The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new guide aimed to enhance the usability of electronic health records (EHRs), which would in turn improve patient safety.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) are the first federal agencies to receive accreditation by DirectTrust, enabling the two agencies to use the health data exchange platform.
Lyra Health announced it has raised $35 million in Series A financing with the aim of developing technology making it easier for patients to find treatment for mental health conditions and substance abuse.
Shafiq Rab, M.D., vice president and CIO at New Jersey-based Hackensack University Medical Center (UMC), was awarded the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive’s (CHIME) 2015 Innovator of the Year Award.
The Houston, Texas-based Harris Health System has received a $150,000 grant to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop and improve ways to share cybersecurity threat information.
Bethesda Health has implemented a patient identity management solution that uses iris recognition technology to help improve patient safety and safeguard patients from medical identity theft and fraud at the point of service.
Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to award up to $3 million over the next three years to programs using telemedicine to improve access to healthcare and increase efficiency in its service area.