The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) have published a new fact sheet explaining how providers are permitted to share electronic protected health information (PHI) with public health agencies without obtaining an individual’s written authorization.
The National Governors Association (NGA), via an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)-funded agreement, has released a roadmap for states to improve interoperability.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $2.9-million grant to launch a new center, one of only eight in the country, for diabetes translation research.
DirectTrust announced this week that its directory service has reached a significant milestone with more than 500,000 entries for individual clinicians and healthcare organizations.
After a “comprehensive national search,” Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center has named Shafiq Rab, M.D., to the post of chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president, effective Jan. 9, 2017.
The Centers for Medicare & and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) that will aim to increase patient engagement in care decisions by putting more information in the hands of Medicare beneficiaries.
Fitness wearables company Fitbit, based in San Francisco, and Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic, a medical device company, have teamed up to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams.
Patients at the recently-opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in more command with their own experience by assessing their own medical information, controlling room features and more.
Houston-based Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the Melbourne-based Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) are collaborating on a health startup exchange program.
Telehealth vendor Teladoc announced this week that it totaled 101,600 e-health patient visits in November, setting a company record.
An evaluation of 137 patient-facing mobile health apps revealed that few apps address the needs of the patients who could benefit the most, according to research in December’s issue of Health Affairs.
The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act (S. 2873/H.R. 5395) is now headed to President Barack Obama’s desk after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a voice vote on Tuesday.
A new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal of American Hospitals (FAH) outlines the impact a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on hospitals and health systems.
New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has developed the Medical Modeling Core, a collaboration led by the Department of Neurosurgery, where clinicians can confer and order 3D models for their cases.
By a vote of 85 to 13, the U.S. Senate on Monday invoked cloture for H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. The Senate resumed post-cloture consideration of the bill on Tuesday and and will now resume on Wednesday, with a vote likely at 2 pm.