The use of a life-saving clot-dissolving treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke increased by 73 percent following the implementation of a Kaiser Permanente telestroke program, according to a study published The Permanente Journal.
Researchers at several large health systems, such as Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern Medicine, have been using Fitbit and Fitabase technologies to incorporate fitness data into clinical studies and for mHealth patient engagement projects.
Electronic health records (EHRs) and other patient-directed technologies are having a profound, and mostly positive, impact on patient behavior—sometimes enough to cause shifts among patients from one provider to another, according to a new survey from CareCloud.
Ten months after the Statewide Health Information Network for New York launched its statewide patient record look up service, healthcare professionals can now access the records of more than 8.8 million patients who have given consent across the state.
Despite concerns that the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) might unfavorably impact patient care during the technology transition period, no negative short-term affects were found for 17 U.S. hospitals, according to new research published in the BMJ.
Incorporating electronic, evidenced-based practice tools into bedside nurses’ workflow promotes decision making at the point of care, which may improve patient care quality, such as reducing hospital-acquired falls, according to a recent study.
Small, rural and critical access hospitals are lagging behind larger urban and suburban hospitals with regard to interoperable data exchange and use of electronic health information, according to an ONC data brief.
According to a longitudinal assessment by HIMSS, female health IT workers in the U.S. have been consistently paid less over the past 10 years than their male peers, with the pay gap disparity worsening over time.
After much anticipation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finally published the first release of its overall hospital quality star ratings on the agency’s Hospital Compare website.
The American Medical Association, digital health company Omada Health, and Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare are collaborating on an evidence-based online diabetes prevention program with the aim of reducing the incidence of type 2 diabetes.
Cisco recently released its 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report and, according to its latest threat intelligence and trend analyses, while ransomware is not a new threat, it has evolved to become “the most profitable malware type in history.”
A report from Omaha, Neb.-based Solutionary, a cybersecurity service provider, found that 88 percent of all ransomware detected in the second quarter of 2016 was within the healthcare industry.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released data for the health IT vendors most used by providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
More than three-fourths of hospitals, or 78 percent, still have work ahead of them in order to successfully submit electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) data as part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program by the Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to fund a cybersecurity information sharing and analysis organization for the healthcare and public health sector.