The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has invested $32 million in its Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in an effort to analyze and leverage the explosion of increasingly complex biomedical data sets.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that its telehealth program served nearly 700,000 Veterans in fiscal year 2014, accounting for roughly 2 million telehealth visits.
While many providers have implemented or plan to implement future care-enabling technologies (cloud, big data, mobile, and social) in the next two years, 96 percent of healthcare organizations say their infrastructure is not fully prepared for the evolution of their electronic health record (EHR) today, according to a new report.
The Military Healthcare System (MHS) is average in many areas but not when it comes to electronic secure messaging, a recently released 90-day review revealed.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center has awarded more than $15 million to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's Department of Neurosurgery to test expansion of its telehealth infrastructure system.
Enterprise medical image viewers are the hot trend in imaging and will be a core component in the medical imaging informatics ecosystem, a research report predicts.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has backed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’ decision to reopen the period in which eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) can apply for a meaningful use hardship exception.
A study from researchers at the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center concluded that a reduction in cardiac stress imaging tests would not only reduce costs for patients but radiation exposure as well.
Surescripts, the Arlington, Va.-based operator of a national clinical electronic network, and the Verona, Wisc.-based vendor Epic Systems are collaborating to integrate medication prior authorization into Epic electronic health records (EHRs).
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has begun plans to develop its health IT safety center, awarding a contract to RTI International, a Research Triangle Park, N.C. nonprofit research organization, to create a road map of the project.
As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) closes the competitive bidding process on its $11 billion Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract, lawmakers remain skeptical about the 10-year project’s ability to deliver, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Another lawsuit was filed against the Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems (CHS), which owns and operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, for the massive August hack of its computer network.
GE Healthcare, based in Fairfield, Conn., is bringing GE veteran John Flannery on board as its new president and CEO in place of John Dineen, who has resigned. The move is effective immediately, GE announced.
The New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health System has announced that it is the first client of the Verona, Wisc.-based Epic Systems to fully integrate its electronic health record (EHR) with the new Apple HealthKit.
Molina Healthcare, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary, Milina Healthcare of Michigan, has joined the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) as a Qualified Data Sharing Organization. Molina Healthcare of Michigan is one of the largest health-maintenance organizations in Michigan, serving 244,000 members as of the end of June, 2014.