2015 was considered to be the year that digital health funding hit its stride, and the first three months of 2016 have shaped up to be a record-setting first quarter.
The U.S. Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee approved the last of 19 bipartisan pieces of legislation that will become the Senate companion to the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday, April 6, meaning full Senate consideration of legislation could be soon on the way.
The Associated Press released a story yesterday quoting an anonymous source stating that ransomware hackers were able to break into a MedStar Health computer server left vulnerable due to a design flaw, which could be fixed with a simple update. MedStar Health failed to install the update, despite public warnings dating back to 2007 about the design flaw, the story stated.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are partnering to find projects that will focus on the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.
While care transformation continues to be a top concern, health system and hospital executives also are increasingly focused on meeting rising consumer expectations for service and patient engagement strategies, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey.
Eighty percent of physicians use their mobile devices to assist in their day-to-day practice and 28 percent store patient data on their mobile devices, yet these devices can be prime targets for cyber criminals, according to a Mobile Threat Intelligence Report.
CMS sent it proposed MACRA rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on March 25. This means the regulation is inching closer to publication.
Digital health devices and apps may not be doing enough to help newly insured consumers, according to a recent survey from Dallas-based consumer health engagement company HealthMine
A survey of chief medical information officers found that 93 percent of CMIOs reported experiencing at least one clinical decision support systems malfunction and 38 percent reported four or more malfunctions a year, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego and Kings Daughters Health in southeast Indiana last week reported malware attacks to hospital computers and said swift response times may have minimized any damage, according to local news reports.
This week, the U.S. Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee will hold its third and final executive session to consider several bipartisan biomedical innovation bills.
Researchers have projected that 75 percent of adults will use a personal health record (PHR) by 2020, even without additional incentives, exceeding the adoption targets of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 3 guidelines.
Given the recent high-profile ransomware and malware attacks on healthcare organizations, such as Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and MedStar Health, it is perhaps not surprising that a recent report found that the healthcare industry saw the highest number of data security incidents in 2015.
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Canada’s Health Informatics Association (COACH) are teaming up on thought leadership exchange opportunities for senior health informatics leaders.
IBM will be launching a Watson Health data center in Italy, supporting the government of Italy's initiative to establish an international hub for the advancement of genomics, big data, aging, and nutrition.