The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has listed interoperability, cybersecurity, and telehealth as its three biggest policy priorities for Congress to act on this year.
Opening its new IBM Watson Health global headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. on Sept. 10, the Armonk, N.Y.-based organization also introduced a new population health solution.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) reported significant reductions in its hospital readmissions as the result of a pilot program using a patient outreach solution.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a Rochester-N.Y.-based insurer, was the target of a sophisticated cyber attack of its IT systems that exposed the personal data of more than 10 million people.
Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Salt Lake City, Utah-based healthcare data warehousing and analytics vendor Health Catalyst have collaborated on a $30 million population health management (PHM) strategic initiative.
In a recent paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has outlined several recommendations for the use of telemedicine in primary care settings.
A significant percentage of electronic health record (EHR) vendors did not conform to usability testing standards for their EHRs, according to a new report, which could result in poor usability of EHRs.
In the first half-period of 2015, the healthcare industry had the highest number of data breaches, accounting for 21 percent of the total number of incidents, according to the Breach Level Index by digital security company Gemalto
The National Institutes of Health’s National Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) recently awarded a dozen grants to various healthcare organizations to support research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic medical records (EMRs).
The timely administration of a clot-dissolving treatment for ED patients with acute ischemic stroke nearly doubled following the introduction of new technology, according to a study from the Clinical Research in Emergency Services and Treatments (CREST) Network, a group of emergency medicine physician-researchers affiliated with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
Digital health device owners are five times more likely to regularly use a patient portal to access personal health information than non-device owners, according to research from Parks Associates, which indicates that device ownership can be a driver for online engagement.
The massive U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract that was awarded in July to a team led by Cerner Corp. will create a new benchmark for ROI in the market for EHRs in large healthcare systems, according to recent analysis from IDC Health Insights.
Seventy percent of responding College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) members say that projects that will help them realize the value of their electronic health record (EHR) will be a top priority in the next year, according to a new survey from Impact Advisors.
An Indiana-based radiation oncology practice, Cancer Care Group, P.C., agreed to pay $750,000 in potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules stemming from a 2012 data breach.
Customer relationship management company Salesforce has introduced a new healthcare platform, with the aim to help healthcare providers go beyond health records and build stronger relationships with patients.