Alarm fatigue from clinical decision support systems is a significant hazard in hospitals. In a recent study, researchers found that tailoring bedside monitor alarm limits using data-driven physiologic parameters can mitigate alarm fatigue.
A new program released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will aim to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by leveraging data analytics by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention interventions.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that the department, along with attorneys general from multiple states, filed lawsuits to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna and Aetna’s pending acquisition of Humana.
Several health systems have been investing core operating dollars to address the social needs of patients in order to improve overall health outcomes, and are integrating that work into core clinical systems, according to a new study from the Bridgespan Group.
A survey of approximately 500 health IT professionals by HealthITJobs.com has revealed that 55 percent of such professionals are frequently or constantly stressed, and 38 percent say their stress is high or extremely high.
Average physician compensation increased 3.1 percent in 2015, with 74 percent of physician specialties experiencing increases, according to the latest AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.
A report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has assessed that the "doc fix” contained in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is fiscally irresponsible, and will only increase federal control over how doctors practice medicine.
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.