Telehealth, along with a number of other technology tools, can support healthy aging and enable older Americans to live independent, yet connected lives, according to a recent report published by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
During a U.S. House Energy Subcommittee on Health hearing this week on the implementation of Medicare payment reforms, organizations representing hospitals and the CIOs and health information technology leaders who work at hospitals called for more flexibility under the Meaningful Use program and the removal of the existing pass/fail scoring approach.
The Ottawa Hospital has become the latest victim of ransomware attacks when malware locked down four of the hospital’s computers last week, according to an article in the Ottawa Citizen.
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) sanctioned two healthcare organizations for potential violations of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for a total of $5.5 million in fines.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the 21 members of its Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, representing myriad parts of the healthcare and public health sector, including hospitals, insurers, patient advocates, security researchers, health IT vendors and pharmaceutical companies.
Following an article published Wednesday in the New York Post that NYC Health + Hospital executive Charles Perry, M.D. resigned due to his concerns that the health system’s implementation of a EMR system was launching too early, a health system spokesperson said there are no patient safety issues associated with the project.
The U.S. Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) advanced a bipartisan mental health bill to the full Senate on March 16, but currently, a pilot program providing financial incentives for behavioral health providers to obtain electronic health records (EHRs) is not part of the legislation.
Cerner, MEDITECH and Epic Systems comprise nearly 60 percent of the market share of primary certified electronic health records (EHRs) for hospitals participating in the meaningful use program, according to a March data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
The use of telemedicine to treat patients at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Vermont helped the Department of Veterans Affairs save, on average, $18,500 a year in travel pay between 2005 and 2013, according to research published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health System has settled a class action lawsuit filed by two plaintiffs after the breach of 31,800 patient health records in 2012, as reported by the Orange County Register.
Primary care physicians are receiving an average of 77 notifications per day from their electronic health records (EHRs), making it harder to discern important vs. irrelevant information.
Several healthcare organizations have once again written a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calling for a shortened reporting period in 2016 for the meaningful use program.
Epic and InterSystems earned highest performance scores among healthcare providers for health information exchange (HIE) and interoperability in a report from research firm KLAS.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has released a consumer engagement toolkit, a new training and educational resource to help health information management professionals more effectively engage patients.
The American Medical Group Association Foundation has launched a national campaign, Diabetes: Together 2 Goal, challenging healthcare organizations to improve diabetes care by empowering patients and leveraging information technology.