The U.S. Senate today passed the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act, which is legislation that aims to expand New Mexico’s Project ECHO as a national model for using telehealth for rural care.
Cyber attackers are increasingly breaching Internet-enabled medical devices using ransomware and this is likely to continue for the next two to four years, according to Intel Security’s recent McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report.
Consumers are overwhelmingly gravitating toward digital channels like online portals and mobile apps to connect with their healthcare providers when offered, according to a new study.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a nonprofit organization that aims to advance the use of health IT, announced the election of four new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of eight previous board members to serve two-year terms.
Attendance at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), which had been dipping in past years, saw a slight uptick this year, based on a preliminary estimate released by RSNA officials
Boston Children’s Hospital and GE Healthcare plans to collaborate on developing and commercializing digital solutions to advance the diagnosis and treatment of specific childhood diseases, starting with diseases that affect the brain.
UC San Francisco’s Center for Digital Health Innovation and GE Healthcare have announced a partnership to develop a library of algorithms that will look to empower clinicians to make faster and more effective decisions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued an alert Monday regarding a phishing email disguised as an official OCR audit communication.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced the creation of a Digital Healthcare Council, a public-private partnership that will advise the administration on the future of the state’s digital healthcare industry.
Democrats in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have written letters to House and Senate leaders calling for funding to help fight the opioid epidemic be included in the 21st Century Cures Act, which is under consideration for passage during the lame duck session of Congress.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced an agreement to jointly partner on all programs and professional communities outside of North America.
Addressing the increasing expectation on health plans to present patients with accurate directories of available health care professionals, the American Medical Association (AMA) and LexisNexis Risk Solutions are collaborating to offer a solution intended to maintain high-quality data for use in network directories.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules stemming from a malware infection back in 2013.
Wearables can be effective tools to engage employees in their health and encourage healthy behavior change, according to study from Jiff.
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced a $25 million collaboration with Intel Corporation to scale researchers’ ability to analyze massive amounts of genomic data from diverse sources worldwide.