The latest research paper on ransomware from the Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec finds that the disturbing trend has now grown into one of the biggest dangers facing businesses and consumers today.
The first half of 2016 has concluded with slightly over $2 billion in total digital health venture funding–on track with the levels of both 2014 and 2015, according to a midyear report from San Francisco-based Rock Health.
Antitrust officials at the U.S. Department of Justice may file lawsuits to block health insurer Anthem’s proposed $54 billion acquisition of Cigna as well as Aetna’s pending $37 billion takeover of Humana, according to a Bloomberg article posted Tuesday.
The federal government needs to address large gaps in policies around health data access, security and privacy with regard to mobile health apps and health social media, according to a new ONC report issued to Congress.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Phase 1 winners of two app challenges centering around making electronic health data easier to access and use for both consumers and providers.
External cyber attacks cost organizations $3.5 million a year, but 80 percent of IT security leaders say their defensive infrastructure to identify and mitigate threats are either non-existent, ad hoc or inconsistently applied, cites a Ponemon Institute study.
The American Medical Informatics Association says the FDA should not assume that most EHRs are readily configurable for clinical investigations, even among more advanced institutions.
Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced three bills last week that aim to strengthen rural health information technology (health IT) infrastructure in rural communities and also calls for the establishment of quality measures tailored to rural healthcare delivery.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of HHS, is investing $9 million over three years in an initiative that uses Project ECHO to improve opioid addiction treatment in rural primary care practices.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will fund 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) projects in 32 states, with the aim to connect rural communities with medical and educational experts in other parts of the country.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published a broad analytical overview of the state of telehealth, written by E. Ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and looking at some of the challenges and opportunities involved
YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), a community-based nonprofit, and health IT vendor athenahealth are partnering to support community integrated health programs, including the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YMCA’s DPP).
More than 90 percent of hospitals now offer patients the capability to view electronic medical records (EMRs) online, and most offer the ability to perform related tasks, according to new research from the American Hospital Association (AHA).
Loopback Analytics, a Dallas-based data integration and analytics solution vendor, has launched an interactive analytics tool that enables hospitals to visually assess the quality of post-acute providers in their geographic region.
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has signed a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) following an investigation of two data breaches from 2013.