The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has finalized a new release of the current 2014 Edition electronic health record (EHR) certification criteria, aiming to make it easier for health IT developers, providers, and consumers.
On Tuesday Sept. 9, Apple launched its long-awaited Apple Watch device, which will aim to better monitor consumers’ health by collecting data and sharing it with providers.
Accountable care programs and initiatives are forming across the globe, but most are still in the early stages of development, a new research article reveals.
Health eVillages, a program of the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and the Reading, Mass.-based vendor Physicians Interactive, recently raised nearly $50,000 in its growing effort to serve the world's "healthcare deserts.”
In the short-term, a social networking campaign can lower the body mass index (SMI) of someone who is overweight, reveals a recent research conducted in the United Kingdom.
The Toshiba Group has established the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md., according to an announcement today by Toshiba. The Center’s principal project is collaboration with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to study treatment pathways and outcomes in head and neck and lung cancer patients.
Watson’s next stop is the Mayo Clinic, as the famous IBM creation will be assisting in a new initiative that aims to match patients more quickly with the appropriate clinical trials.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is set for an incredible growth spurt as nearly 100 million wearable devices will ship over the next five years, a new research report from New York City-based ABI Research predicts.
PwC US is the latest company to spearhead a bid for the coveted Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract, which will aim to modernize the DoD's military health system and is worth an estimated $11 billion.
Three times as many physicians report that electronic health records (EHRs) are preventing a potential medication error than causing one, according to a newly released data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
Madison, Wisc.-based Propeller Health, a startup which has created a mobile app that works with a sensor on an inhaler to monitor asthmatic patients and those with chronic respiratory disease, raised $14.5 million in Series B financing.
Two recently released research reports reveal that while the ambulatory market is marching toward universal adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems, most do not believe that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care.
The Washington-based Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a not-for-profit organization formed in 2011, has announced that Assurant Health has joined three other health insurance companies—Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare—to collaborate on the development of free online tools that will offer consumers comprehensive information about the price and quality of healthcare services.
Members of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Health IT Policy Committee dismissed many of the findings of the JASON report, saying it used old data to reach its conclusions.
Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System recently revealed it suffered a large data breach, affecting 10,000 patients.