New research from the Brookings Institution on health information exchange (HIE) technology has shown a significant reduction in the duplication of tests in emergency departments (EDs).
The Watertown, Mass.-based vendor athenahealth has launched a free text messaging service that is fully integrated with its cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform.
Image sharing is slowly gaining wider acceptance among healthcare systems as technology continues to advance, according to a new survey from software provider peer 60.
The GE Foundation has announced a three-year, $14 million grant to support Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), an initiative with the aim to expand access to specialty care for underserved patients.
On Friday, UCLA Health System was hacked, causing a massive data breach potentially affecting 4.5 million people
On July 15, NantHealth, a Culver City, Calif.-based subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Commercial Healthcare Solutions business of Harris Corporation.
The global patient monitoring market is currently valued at $31.4 billion, according to a report from Kalorama Information.
Although patient portals have great potential to improve healthcare quality and efficiency, they are not yet able to reduce health disparities related to race/ethnicity and limited health literacy, according to new research from PLOS Medicine.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has reported that the agency’s advanced analytics system, the Fraud Prevention System, identified or prevented $820 million in inappropriate payments in the program’s first three years.
Former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Marilyn Tavenner, R.N., will become president and chief executive of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), according to various news reports.
Despite the promising future that telemedicine holds within the U.S. healthcare system, patients remain dubious about this remote option and the quality of diagnosis made during virtual appointments, according to new research from Nashville, Tenn.-based TechnologyAdvice Research.
Yet another bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives with the aim to institute a “safe harbor” period following the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that 21.5 million individuals’ personal information was compromised during an attack of the agency's security clearance database—an incident that includes individuals’ health history and is related to a previous cyber attack on the agency.
The passing of the 21st Century Cures Act in the U.S. House of Representatives was praised by several health IT associations, but the AHA is one organization that still has concerns regarding the bill’s interoperability provisions.
On Thursday, July 9, President Obama asked the U.S. Senate to confirm Andy Slavitt, who has been serving as Acting Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as permanent Administrator of that agency