The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collaborate with other federal agencies to ensure that medical devices are truly interoperable with electronic heath records (EHR) systems.
Four years after what market research firm Black Book calls the inpatient electronic health record (EHR) “replacement frenzy,” surveyed clinicians expressed many doubts about the benefits of switching systems.
Healthcare Informatics has been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) with four awards as part of the ASHPE’s 2016 Awards Competition.
A study by Truven Health Analytics found that the top-performing multi-hospital health systems in the U.S. achieved higher survival rates and fewer errors at a lower overall treatment cost.
End users are often the weakest link in an organization’s cyber defense as cyber criminals exploit human nature to execute attack patterns such as phishing, according to Verizon Enterprise’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Healthcare executives support electronic health records (EHRs) and a move to even wider communication amongst technology systems in the future, according to a new survey from financial services firm CIT Group and Harris Poll.
Two House Energy and Commerce Committee members have introduced a bill that would reform the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to designate the HHS Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as the primary authority on all matters of information security at the agency.
Practice Fusion, the cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor from San Francisco, has become the latest technology company to sign the interoperability pledge introduced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas earlier this year.
There is a 50 percent higher risk of avoidable death at a hospital that received a Hospital Safety Score of D or F compared to hospitals that have received A grades, according to the Leapfrog Group's newly updated hospital safety scores.
There is a growing body of evidence that telehealth can not only expand access to services but also create cost savings, yet limited coverage impedes the expansion of telehealth services, the American Hospital Association wrote in a recent brief on telemedicine.
Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, Pa., announced this week that it has signed up 100,000 recruits for its major biobank and DNA sequencing study known as the MyCode Community Health Initiative.
A survey of more than 300 physicians, clinical and administrative staff, and electronic health record (EHR) vendors conducted by Surescripts, the Arlington, Va.-based operator of a national clinical electronic network, revealed that providers are growing frustrated with manual processes around prior authorization.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has announced plans to open a new School of Population Health focused on preventive medicine, data science and population health science. The new school is slated to open in 2017.
Just one month after a law in New York state went into effect mandating the electronic prescribing of all controlled and non-scheduled drugs, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage signed into a law a bill that requires the electronic prescribing of controlled substances for opioids in his state.
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic of North Carolina agreed this week to pay $750,000 to settle charges that it allegedly violated privacy rules by providing patients’ protected health information (PHI) to a business partner without first executing a business associate agreement.