The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that the massive project to modernize the Military Health Systems’ electronic health record (EHR) system, now called MHS Genesis, will launch at the end of this year.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new web-based, multi-agency interactive tool for developers of health-related mobile apps to serve as guidance about applicable federal laws and regulations.
HIMSS Analytics has revalidated Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) with a Stage 7 Award, making it the first acute care facility outside the U.S. to receive revalidation.
Pfizer and IBM announced this week a research collaboration to develop remote monitoring solutions that can provide clinicians and researchers with real-time Parkinson’s disease symptom information.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is asking for feedback from the healthcare community about specific metrics and data that can be used to measure the progress of interoperability.
There has been growing health information exchange (HIE) user frustration over the lack of standardization and readiness of unprepared providers and payers, according to a new survey from Black Book Research.
The federal government continues to actively respond to the growing opioid crisis, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) launched a new resource page highlighting health IT tools that are available to help care providers address the issue.
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) is partnering with Intel and The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a new study that aims to improve Parkinson’s disease diagnosis by combining genetic sequencing and wireless sensors.
The Department of the Defense (DoD) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) awarded a $139 million, five-year contract to McKesson subsidiary RelayHealth for patient engagement and secure messaging solutions.
Georgia's only federally endorsed health IT regional extension center (REC) has announced that it is closing on its goal of getting all the eligible primary care providers, critical access and rural hospitals in the state to attest to Stage 1 of meaningful use.
2015 was considered to be the year that digital health funding hit its stride, and the first three months of 2016 have shaped up to be a record-setting first quarter.
The U.S. Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee approved the last of 19 bipartisan pieces of legislation that will become the Senate companion to the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday, April 6, meaning full Senate consideration of legislation could be soon on the way.
The Associated Press released a story yesterday quoting an anonymous source stating that ransomware hackers were able to break into a MedStar Health computer server left vulnerable due to a design flaw, which could be fixed with a simple update. MedStar Health failed to install the update, despite public warnings dating back to 2007 about the design flaw, the story stated.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are partnering to find projects that will focus on the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.
While care transformation continues to be a top concern, health system and hospital executives also are increasingly focused on meeting rising consumer expectations for service and patient engagement strategies, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey.