The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a Frisco, Texas-based group that created a common security framework (CSF) for the healthcare industry, will be working with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer free monthly briefings on best practices in information security.
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has opened its health information exchange (HIE) to True North Health Navigation—a mobile emergency medical unit—to allow access to vital patient information through the HIE.
In its first day of public trading, shares for Castlight Health, a San Francisco-based provider of an application that allows consumers of healthcare to compare doctors, rose an impressive 138 percent percent to $38.25 from the initial price of $16.
The University of California at San Francisco is alerting 9,986 individuals potentially affected by a burglary involving unencrypted desktop computers that contained some personal and health information.
HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has announced that the Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System has received the Stage 7 recognition.
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the health information exchange (HIE) in south central Texas, will be creating a patient portal. This makes it the first organization in Texas to give patients a comprehensive medical record across multiple organizations from a single community portal.
Health information exchanges (HIEs) are valuable in the emergency department for providers, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College revealed in a recent study.
Healthcare IT professionals’ greatest concern around mobile health technologies is the potential of a data breach, according to a recent survey of HIMSS14 attendees.
The transition to ICD-10 may cause both information and financial loss for providers, reveals the findings of a recent study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Hartford, Conn.-based health insurer Aetna and the northern N.J.-based Atlantic Accountable Care Organization (ACO) have announced a new accountable care agreement that will aim to improve the coordination and delivery of patient care.
Can text-message programs be an effective violence-prevention tool for at-risk teenage girls? Megan Ranney, M.D., emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, thinks so.
Rhode Island Hospital in Providence says it is the first hospital in the U.S. to use Google Glass in an emergency department setting.
Just a few days after GOP senators pressed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for more clarification on meaningful use hardship exceptions, the federal agency has provided more details for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals participating in the program.
Healthcare organizations should be prepared to face increasing scrutiny in 2014, according to “Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review 2013” published by Nashville, Tenn.-based law firm Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, which cites a near doubling of whistleblower lawsuits filed in the past five years and continued significant fraud recoveries by the government.
Cerner, the Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, will pay a North Dakota hospital $106 million after losing out in an arbitration ruling over a patient accounting product.