In the first half of 2018, ransomware events in major healthcare data breaches diminished substantially compared to the same time period last year, as cyber attackers move on to more profitable activities, such as cryptojacking, according to a new report form cybersecurity firm Cryptonite.
Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a digital engagement platform that officials believe will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it as they navigate primary and preventive care, as well as more acute or specialty care.
Global venture capital funding for digital health companies in the first half of 2018 was 22 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) with a record $4.9 billion raised in 383 deals compared to the $4 billion in 359 deals in the same time period last year, according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has continued to experience changes within its upper leadership, leading some folks to again ponder what the health IT agency’s role will be moving forward.
Reigniting speculation that Walmart and insurer Humana are exploring ways to forge a closer partnership, Walmart Inc. has hired a Humana veteran to run its health care business, according to a report from Bloomberg.
A new study of 451 physicians and health plan executives suggests that progress toward value-based care has stalled. In fact, it may have even taken a step backward over the past year, the research revealed.
CMS’s release of a proposed rule that will impact a range of issues, from physician payment to quality measures, has unleashed a range of reactions from industry leaders—could this prove to be an inflection point?
HIEs have been brought into the healthcare ecosystem to connect providers, improve workflow and coordinate care with others, in real-time. But HIEs are also serving as a critical component in the industry’s value-based care shift.
Some health IT industry groups have voiced concerns that the CMS proposals, specifically in its proposed rule for the third year of the Quality Payment Program, will undermine efforts to move Medicare provider payment to value.
CMS today proposed changes that the agency believes will “fundamentally improve the nation’s healthcare system and help restore the doctor-patient relationship by empowering clinicians to use their EHRs to document clinically meaningful information.”
At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.
Medical researchers share some insights on the broad range of challenges facing the pioneers attempting to move Medicaid towards value-based payment incentives, including around the key role that HIT and data analytics will play in success
A survey of internal medicine physicians has revealed low levels of familiarity with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), with some respondents also believing that MIPS requirements could lead to unintended consequences.
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...