The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill designed to align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for the purposes of health care treatment, payment, and operations. One goal of the change is so that care can be better coordinated and providers can have appropriate access to all of a patient’s medical record, including information about substance use disorders.
A team of researchers from Maryland-based MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from AHRQ to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data.
Houston-based The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 million in fines stemming from three separate breaches involving unencrypted electronic devices that exposed patient data for 33,500 patients, according to an administrative law judge's recent ruling.
The American Medical Association (AMA) last week passed its first policy addressing augmented intelligence (AI), adopting broad policy recommendations for health and technology stakeholders on this issue.
The House Appropriations Committee released a draft 2019 budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and departments of Labor and Education that proposed slashing funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) by $17.7 million.
During the recent 2018 Scottsdale Institute Annual Conference, a group of 22 CIOs from leading health-delivery organizations across the country gathered to discuss their CEOs’ top IT-related priorities. From that discussion, five key themes emerged.
Phoenix-based Equality Health was formed with the goal to look at addressing healthcare outcomes disparities through the lens of culture. A population health management platform is helping to accomplish that.
A PSJH senior executive discusses the chief data officer role, how the health system is making better use of its data, what’s new on the analytics front, and how challenging PSJH’s innovation journey has been thus far.
Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement
At Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders and their digital innovation teams are keenly focused on leveraging technology to provide patients and consumers better access, convenience and personalization to drive ongoing engagement.
It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct...