Healthcare organizations average about one cyber attack per month, yet despite these incidents, only half of healthcare organizations have an incident response plan in place, according to the results of a healthcare cybersecurity survey by the Ponemon Institute.
Pittsburgh-based integrated health system UPMC announced it will become a majority partner and investor in New York City-based health IT vendor medCPU and will also become a customer of medCPU’s real-time clinical decision support solutions.
Despite widespread use of smartphones and cell phones among healthcare providers, 90 percent of hospitals still use pagers and overpay by 45 percent to maintain legacy paging services, according to a study using research conducted by HIMSS Analytics.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline to July 1 for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to apply for a Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Hardship Exemption.
A recent policy brief published by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) found that telehealth claims continue to be reimbursed at lower rates and only seven states have passed laws mandating reimbursement parity between telehealth and non-telehealth care.
Patient engagement is emerging as a priority in the healthcare community, according to new research from CDW Healthcare in which the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based company takes a closer look at what the patient engagement future holds for both patients and providers.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance stating that healthcare providers should provide individuals who request access to their medical information with copies of their protected health information (PHI) free of charge.
CommonWell Health Alliance has announced the availability of its cross-vendor interoperability services to the post-acute market.
On the anniversary of the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative, the White House hosted a summit to outline key actions being taken so far to advance the initiative, including a number of announcements and commitments from health IT stakeholders.
In an effort to help healthcare organizations bolster their cybersecurity strategy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a crosswalk to address gaps between two commonly used security frameworks.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has established the Interoperability Proving Ground, an open platform for the health IT community to share short summaries of interoperability projects taking place across the country.
In a Feb. 24 blog post, Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator, reflected on the lessons learned from the healthcare industry’s conversion to the ICD-10 coding set last fall.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has announced a partnership with the OpenNotes team to bring greater awareness of the note-sharing movement and other patient-facing technologies to CIOs and other health IT leaders.
The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), a Chicago-based trade organization comprised of EHR vendors, and partner of HIMSS, has released an updated version of its EHR Developer Code of Conduct.
The Clear Choices Campaign, an industry-consumer coalition, has called out the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) data sharing policies, saying the agency aims to improve transparency “only in name.”