Yet another healthcare organization, DeKalb Health, in Auburn, Ind., has been hit with a ransomware attack on its IT systems, according to various local media reports in the area.
HIMSS Analytics has recently awarded two health systems with Stage 7 electronic medical record (EMR) Adoption Model accolades.
American Well, a telehealth technology and services company, has launches a new enterprise telehealth service, Exchange, with the purpose of connecting telehealth supply and demand online.
Once again, as in past years, we, the editors of Healthcare Informatics are proud to present the newest edition of our unique industry offering: the Healthcare Informatics 100, a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the most recent fiscal year.
Several healthcare organizations are pressing federal legislators to amend the privacy laws of 42 CFR Part 2 to enable providers to access a patient’s entire medical record in order to better coordinate care for patients with substance use disorders.
While there is rapid growth in the use of digital health tools, such as activity trackers and health apps, a survey found that nearly half of consumers (46 percent) say their physician is not incorporating self-collected health data in guiding their healthcare.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston recently reported a $160 million drop over a seven-month period ending March 31, blaming in part, “an increase in expenses combined with a decrease in patient revenues as a result of the implementation of the new Epic electronic health record (EHR) system.”
Data extracted from cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems in combination with a machine learning algorithm can provide near real-time regional estimates of flu outbreaks, according to a study published in Nature Scientific Reports.
Nurses play a critical role in the success or failure of health IT across the healthcare delivery system and should be integrated into planning before, during and after implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems, according to a recent blog post from Rebecca Freeman, Ph.D., R.N., chief nursing officer for the Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
About a quarter of healthcare providers report that their telemedicine and telehealth programs are financially sustainable and are improving efficiency, patient volumes and loyalty by filling gaps in medical specialties or helping chronically ill patients, according a poll from KPMG LLP.
Although telemedicine visits among Medicare beneficiaries have increased by 28 percent annually for a decade’s time, in 2013, less than 1 percent of rural Medicare beneficiaries actually received a telemedicine visit, a lower proportion than in the Veterans Administration (VA).
IBM’s artificial intelligence platform Watson has won Jeopardy! and has been applied to transforming healthcare, and its now being trained to tackle cybercrime.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that 122 behavioral health providers that offer children’s services would be receiving $6 million to improve or develop their technological infrastructure.
Walgreens and MDLive, a virtual health vendor, have expanded their relationship to offer behavioral health services as part of the retail pharmacy’s telehealth platform.
New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests that online information about pancreatic cancer is often written at a prohibitively high reading level and lacks accuracy concerning alternative therapies.