Healthcare providers envision personalized medicine having a major influence on their organizations in the next two years, but it will require investing in the right technologies, like data analytics, and the right talent and skills sets.
In a blog post on Thursday, May 5, John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, gave a very gloomy outlook on the recently released proposed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) rule.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has said that it is releasing updated data to increase transparency in the Medicare program.
To help prevent medical data breaches, healthcare organizations should embrace cyber insurance and better communicate with each other about security strategies, yet federal agencies also need to step up their preventive measures, according to a new report.
A study conducted by researchers in Germany and the Netherlands, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed promising results for the use of web-based, guided self-help intervention for the prevention of major depressive disorder (MDD).
Offering virtual dermatology care to Medicaid recipients can be one potential way to increase access to medical specialists who are in short supply, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
The CommonWell Health Alliance announced this week that 11 new members have joined its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange.
A just-published study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers finds 400,000 deaths a year due to medical errors in hospitals.
Industry stakeholders have given the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) feedback for a proposed rule that would give the agency more power in overseeing and reviewing electronic health records (EHR) and other health IT products.
Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have introduced the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act with the aim of expanding New Mexico’s Project ECHO as a national model for using telehealth for rural care.
The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) and CommonWell Health Alliance have announced that each would become a member of the other’s organization, agreeing to establish a complementary relationship with the goal of enhancing cross-vendor interoperability.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a competition to develop a mobile platform to help educate physicians and clinicians about the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program.
Officials at CMS on Tuesday posted the agency’s finalized Quality Measurement Program on its website, focusing on identifying known measurement and performance gaps and developing measures in six key quality “domains”
While 60 percent of consumers who use digital health tools say they have an electronic health record (EHR), only 22 percent of these patients are accessing EHRs to help make medical decisions, according to a survey by HealthMine.
Six GOP senators have written to federal officials to request feedback on legislation they drafted that would address the ongoing issues with implementation of the meaningful use program.