The Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health Care and Lumināt, a St. Louis Park, Minn.-based advance care planning solutions company, have partnered to fully integrate patients’ end-of-life directives into their electronic medical records (EMRs).
Two of the largest local health information networks in Texas have agreed to connect patients, doctors and hospitals throughout the state, enabling tens of thousands of healthcare providers to quickly and securely share patient health data.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently issued a warning to healthcare organizations that their IT systems and medical devices were at risk for increased attacks from hackers due to lax cybersecurity standards and practices.
As the healthcare industry shifts towards value-based care, providers' analytics needs are drastically changing, resulting in vendors rushing to the market with a wave of new products, including more targeted solutions, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.
In late 2012, the University of Utah Health Care become the first academic medical center to post physician reviews. In 2014, the concept has become quite popular among its patients.
In a new report, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) outlines how policymakers can leverage health information technology to support patient engagement.
Cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor athenahealth will resign from the EHR Association (EHRA), stating they never really belonged in the first place because the Watertown, Mass.-based company is neither an EHR company, nor a software vendor.
HIMSS, the mHealth Summit, and the Continua Alliance are connecting their names to a new group, the Personal Connected Health Alliance, focused on representing the consumer voice in personal connected health.
Two healthcare organizations have paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $1,975,220 collectively to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.
According to preliminary news media reports, Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will be stepping down from his post, effective May 16.
The Parkland Health and Hospital System, a large public health system based in Dallas, and its affiliated foundation and Center for Clinical Innovation, have accepted a $12 million grant to build a health information exchange (HIE) portal, the provider announced this week.
University Urology, P.C. of Knoxville, Tenn. has acknowledged a security breach in which an administrative employee provided patient information to a competing healthcare provider for the purpose of the competitor soliciting patient business.
Boston Children's hospital is using predictive analytics technology to help intensive care unit (ICU) doctors determine when a patient's condition is at risk of worsening and in need of immediate attention.
Rather than a hospital’s quality of care, its geographic location is the primary driving factor behind readmissions, according to a recent study in Health Services Research, part of the Center for Advancing Health.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) wrote a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently, imploring the government agency to make it easier for providers to join the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization and Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) initiatives.