Ongoing data breaches should be a call-to-action for healthcare organizations to increase data security, but many cybersecurity experts contend that call-to-action may be falling on deaf ears at the senior leadership and board level at patient care organizations.
A team of writers, in a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” op-ed, articulates the dangerous potential ahead for a truly unprecedented type of attack on patient care organizations—the possibility of direct manipulations of patient data
Eighty percent of executives surveyed by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said social needs are a core part of their mission, but 72 percent said they don’t have sustainable funding to do it.
It was fascinating to hear healthcare IT leaders discuss the topic of developing a culture of cybersecurity, during the Health IT Summit in Denver, and to find out what they’re already learning through their efforts in their organizations
Sometimes, even a book’s title and book-jacket copy can be riveting. In one case, it reminded me of how pioneering medical groups are transforming their organizations in order to take on financial risk.
It’s a bad sign if a prospective employee appears too aggressive during the hiring process.
PatientBank, a company that helps patients request their records from hospitals, created a rubric to rate hospital health information management departments on their flexibility and responsiveness.
Two leaders in primary care are proposing a new hospital role: the chief primary care medical officer.
During a call with health IT press this week, ONC leadership again affirmed their aim to make EHRs easier to use for doctors. Is this a good sign of things to come?
An analysis by the Government Accountability Office finds concerning discrepancies between the stated goals of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and its execution in practice, around the penalization of safety-net hospitals
Nancy Kass, Sc.D., a professor of bioethics and public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, described her role as chair of the institutional review board of the the Precision Medicine Initiative, now called the All of Us Research Program.
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will introduce sweeping changes in May 2018. It could also impact the international adoption of interoperability standards such as HL7’s FHIR.
Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.
There are significant challenges facing rural healthcare leaders, yet a recent Commonwealth Fund webinar highlighted how a number of rural healthcare systems have become incubators for health system innovation.
The presentation last week at the Health IT Summit in Boston, by John Halamka, M.D. and Kristy Darby, offered tantalizing hints about how the concept of personalized medicine might ultimately evolve forward in patient care delivery
Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.
Several recent publications address both the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage for protected health information
The release this week of the proposed rule for 2018 for the Quality Payment Program under MACRA has fueled a full spectrum of reactions from industry leaders. Are federal healthcare officials getting it “just right” in terms of the levels of rigor built into the program?
John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical informatics officer for AMGA Analytics, is combing through claims and EHR data to find patients with undiagnosed hypertension who are “hiding in plain sight.”