Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well-being and can predict county-level rates of heart disease.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, has received a grant of $450,000 from The Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit organization, also in Boston, to develop and improve a patient engagement initiative.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced that it will deliver a big data platform to improve care for cancer patients.
In a letter addressed to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supported the federal government’s strategic plan for health IT, but urged the agency to ease burdens on physicians.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address touched on a "precision medicine" initiative and the White House is now laying out information on what that will entail.
The American Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Management Journal has released a report that said doctors are being forced to switch electronic health records (EHRs) and there is widespread dissatisfaction among physicians who have switched.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has hired Michael James McCoy, M.D. as its first ever chief health information officer (CHIO).
Most patients say that digital services play an important role when they are choosing a physician, according to new research from the Brentwood, Tenn.-based research group Technology Advice.
Cognizant, the Teaneck, N.J.-based consulting and business process outsourcing services company, is being sued for more than $6 billion over its recent acquisition of TriZetto.
The Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn.-based research, education, and health organization, is choosing Epic Systems as its vendor to roll out enterprise wide integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems.
Two studies from the Yale School of Medicine have determined that discharge summaries can help to reduce the risk of readmissions, but with some caveats.
Multiple mainstream media outlets are reporting that Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is stepping down at the end of February.
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector in 2014 more than doubled last year’s total, coming in at $4.7 billion, according a new report from consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.
More than half of healthcare managers surveyed expect to recoup their investments in population health management programs within three to four years, according to a survey by KPMG LLP in New York.
One team for the vaunted Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) system contract just upped its game and added Google.