Six of the world's biggest technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon, made a joint pledge at the White House Monday to remove interoperability barriers and to make progress on adoption of health data standards.
Health insurer Anthem has expanded its services agreement with technology leader IBM with a focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to improve operational efficiency and modernize technology platforms.
Eight nurse executives fulfilling the functional role of chief nursing informatics officers at major health systems and Scottsdale Institute member organizations met in Scottsdale to discuss “Managing Change and Optimizing Clinical Innovation.”
Francine Sandrow, M.D., chief health information officer at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, details how the VHA is leveraging health IT to change the way patients experience medical care and to improve health outcomes.
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.
The cost of a data breach for healthcare organizations continues to rise, from $380 per record last year to $408 per record this year, as the healthcare industry also continues to incur the highest cost for data breaches compared to any other industry, according...
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.
Digital health venture funding in the first half of 2018 totaled $3.4 billion, and if funding continues at this pace, 2018 will surpass 2017 for both dollars raised and number of investments, according to Rock Health’s mid-year report.
A survey of 200 healthcare decision makers has revealed that while most industry professionals believe AI (artificial intelligence) will be beneficial, one third of respondents said they wouldn’t trust AI just in case it made a fatal error.
Major tech companies and health systems are revamping EHRs with artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology. Project leaders at Northwell Health have developed an EMRbot that enables physicians and nurses to “talk” with a patient’s medical record.
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.
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.
Hospital information executives cite cloud hosting as one of their organizations’ top priorities, yet the transition to the cloud is happening slowly as many CIOs continue to have concerns about compliance as well as data security and privacy, according to a new...
Boston-based startup Circulation Health, a ride-ordering exchange that coordinates medical transportation logistics using Lyft and other transportation partners, is partnering with Buoy Health, also based in Boston, to integrate their platforms to provide...
At Mission Health Partners, an Asheville, North Carolina-based Medicare ACO, a unique care coordination approach, focused on addressing the social and environmental issues underlying patients' health problems, has proven successful.
The American College of Radiology and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assistance Intervention Society are working together to develop artificial intelligence algorithms to better meet the clinical needs of radiologists.
Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said that telemedicine is the single healthcare innovation that he thinks has the best chance to turn around the troubling trends of rising costs and poor access.
Despite all the buzz about new entrants disrupting healthcare, the majority of healthcare stakeholders are dubious about the impact of the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan healthcare partnership and believe the effort will face substantial challenges,...
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and Healthy.io have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.