The year 2014 continues to be a kind year to healthcare provider organizations in California that have been sued for a data breach.
While the adoption of wearable devices is expected to rise, health consumers are still concerned over privacy and cost issues, according to a report.
Teladoc, a Dallas, Tx.-based telehealth provider, has announced the addition of two healthcare leaders to the company’s board of directors: former U.S. Senator William Frist, M.D. and former Medco Health Solutions chairman and CEO David B. Snow.
HIMSS Analytics has awarded four Mercy Health of Cincinnati hospitals with Stage 7 Awards, and all of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Ohio and Kentucky, with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.
A report released by A.T. Kearney says that disruptive changes taking place in healthcare will change the competitive landscape of the medical device industry, and that device manufacturers will need to look at new segments and end-to-end solutions that are focused on differentiated sources of value, customer productivity, and total patient disease management.
A mobile health (mHealth) app can help clinicians detect early signs of glaucoma, according to new research.
Computer-assisted coding applications are poised for increased growth among hospitals, according new data from HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Much has been made of doctors’ dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs) but a new report details that nurses are as equally disenchanted with the software systems.
The American Medical Association (AMA) sent a letter this week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with recommendations for Stage 3 of meaningful use.
An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a Princeton, N.J.-based nonprofit, is launching an initiative that seeks to explore how data can be used to help people lead healthier lives.
More than half of providers who accessed their electronic health record (EHR) from a mobile device were "very satisfied" with the technology, compared to 28 percent of non-mobile users, according to an updated survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR reviewer Software Advice.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new ACO initiative that is designed to encourage new ACOs to form in rural and underserved areas, and current Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs to transition to arrangements with greater financial risk.
A group of stakeholders sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell expressing concern with the meaningful use program and the current state of interoperability and usability of health information technology.
The Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health System is notifying patients of a potential data breach after an unknown source hacked into the email account of one of the health system’s physicians.