A big name provider organization and health IT vendor have separately announced this week their intentions to aid the development of innovation in healthcare. The Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and the San Francisco-based McKesson are both getting in the venture capital/entrepreneur game.
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) is now equipped with a patient alert system, the New York State Health Department announced this week.
The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field, according to a new report from the Boston-based Burning Glass Technologies.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) issued a joint statement this week backing the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline for the ICD-10 transition.
Approximately one quarter of U.S. hospitals reported that smartphones are in use at their organization, and on average, 169 devices are deployed per hospital, according to the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Mobile Devices Study.
Two out of three patients will be booking medical appointments online by the year 2019, according to a new report released by the New York-based research firm, Accenture.
The correlation between Internet searches on a regional medical website and next-day visits to regional emergency departments was “significant, suggesting that Internet data may be used in the future to predict the level of demand at emergency departments.
We at Healthcare Informatics have created a new recognition vehicle, the “Leading Edge Awards,” whose recipients will be recognized during the same reception in which we will be recognizing the winners of our annual Innovator Awards. This program will honor vendor companies for their work in interoperability, clinician workflow improvement, and cost savings.
Johns Hopkins computers scientists say their techniques to analyze Twitter posts promise as a tool to gather important information about some common mental illnesses.
The University of Chicago has announced that it is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to create a comprehensive computational facility, which stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research programs.
The Center for Connected Health, an offshoot nonprofit of the Boston-based health system Partners Healthcare, is launching its own mobile health (mHealth) application that will aim to help companies understand personal health behaviors.
Fremont Family Care, a small primary care practice in Fremont, Neb., has been named a 2014 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Walgreens, the Deerfield, Ill.-based national pharmacy chain, is launching a direct-to-consumer telehealth mobile health (mHealth) app that will give consumers 24/7 access to a doctor.
Data breaches in healthcare are expected to increase in 2015 due to potential economic gain and digitization of records, according to Experian’s 2015 Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast.
The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, fired back at American Medical Association (AMA) President Robert Wah’s recent criticism of the transition to the ICD-10 coding set.