The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX), a developing health information exchange (HIE), has brought on a healthcare IT veteran, David Watson, to be its CEO.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester revealed that web cameras and software algorithms can help cardiologists diagnose patients with atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart condition that often goes undetected.
Sharp Healthcare, a San Diego-based health system, is having its accountable care organization (ACO) depart the Medicare Pioneer ACO program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its final policy on genomic data sharing (GDS) in an effort to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced three different testing weeks leading up to the October 1, 2015 implementation date for ICD-10.
The hack of Community Health Systems (CHS) that affected 4.5 million patients has led to the large health system and its affiliated hospitals getting hit with a class-action lawsuit.
Several states are now piloting approaches where parents get direct access to their children’s’ immunization records as part of the Blue Button Initiative, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced in an August 26 blog post.
The clinical analytics market for population health management is still evolving and in its infancy, according to a recent research report from the Cambridge, Mass.-based Chilmark Research.
Using telecommunications to connect stroke experts to stroke patients in rural areas continued to improve and sustain stroke care, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a formal request for proposals (RFP) for its mega multi-billion dollar electronic health record (EHR) modernization project, which already has been the source of heated competition by various major industry vendors.
More than 25 percent of both large and small ambulatory practices report that they are considering replacing their electronic health record (EHR), according to the latest KLAS report on ambulatory EHR perception.
The Georgia Composite Medical Board has enacted regulations surrounding telemedicine care within the state, requiring patients to have an in-person examination before getting treatment through the technology.
The San Francisco-based Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the U.S., has teamed up with analytics vendor SAS, based in Cary, N.C., to create a cloud-based, big data platform powered by a library of clinical, social and behavioral analytics.
Todd Park is stepping down from his position as U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), multiple media outlets are reporting.
After last week's large-scale hack against Franklin, Tenn.-based health system, Community Health Systems, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is sending another warning to healthcare organizations over the threat of increased data breach attacks.