The NCQA, known primarily for decades as a nationwide evaluator of managed health plan quality, announced on Monday that it was expanding its reach to encompass the measurement of population health management programs
Hackers are using the Dark Web to buy and sell personally identifiable information (PII) stolen from healthcare organizations, and exposed databases are a vulnerable attack surface for healthcare organizations, according to a new cybersecurity research report.
Just a few months after Allscripts said it would be selling its majority stake in Netsmart, the health IT company announced today that private equity firm GI Partners, along with TA Associates, will be acquiring the stake held in Netsmart.
Physician burnout continues to be a significant issue in the healthcare and healthcare IT industries, and at the same time, electronic health records (EHRs) are consistently cited as a top burnout factor for physicians.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers are partnering with MediBloc, a Korean healthcare blockchain company, with the aim to improve patient data sharing and storing, according to an article in CoinDesk.
Modernization of the 22-year-old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) would improve patients’ access to their health information and protect their health data in a burgeoning app ecosystem, according to two leading health IT industry groups.
Seven new health systems have joined the Medicaid Transformation Project, a national effort to transform healthcare and related social needs for the nearly 75 million Americans who rely on Medicaid.
Emerging technologies, such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI), will redesign the way in which tech support firms function in healthcare, according to a Black Book Research survey.
Various health IT recommendations related to telehealth and interoperability were made on the part of the Trump administration as part of its report on reforming the nation's healthcare delivery system.
State Attorneys General from a dozen states filed a lawsuit Monday against two health IT companies alleging that poor security practices led to theft of protected health information (PHI) of 3.9 million individuals during a data security incident in 2015.
In 2016, 15 percent of physicians worked in practices that used telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, following up with patients, or managing patients with chronic conditions, according to an AMA study.
Following up on a healthcare blockchain project established earlier this year, Aetna and Ascension are now joining the initiative.
Healthcare organization leaders are expressing some initial skepticism about the merger of athenahealth with Virence Health Technologies, as a result of Veritas Capital and Elliott Management’s recent acquisition of athenahealth.
San Diego-based ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD), a provider of cloud-connected medical devices and out-of-hospital software-as-a-service solutions, has agreed to pay $225 million for Propeller Health, which provides connected health solutions for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
Healthcare providers continue to focus on technology to spearhead revenue cycle improvements, but remain challenged with optimizing electronic health record (EHR) functionality, according to new research