San Francisco-based McKesson Corporation and Nashville-based Change Healthcare Holdings have announced the completion of their previously-announced agreement to create a new health IT company.
Intermountain Healthcare and healthcare growth services firm Oxeon have co-founded and launched Empiric Health, an independent company that will address variation in healthcare costs and outcomes for both clinicians and health system administrators.
The Health Information Trust Alliance, HITRUST, has announced updates to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and a new CSF initiative targeting smaller healthcare organizations to support their information risk management programs and improve their cyber resilience.
In a survey of 866 U.S. physicians, two-thirds of “organized provider” respondents said they are reimbursed primarily through alternative payment models designed to hold them accountable for quality, cost and patient outcomes.
Issues such as increased cost and lack of access to technology often deter the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems in post-acute care settings, such as rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, according to a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
A prototype online platform that uses real-time visualization and viral genome data to track the spread of global pathogens such as Zika and Ebola is the grand prize winner of the Open Science Prize.
A survey of 200 patients and 200 healthcare providers reveals that most patients have become more engaged with their healthcare during the past two years, a change that’s been noticed by providers.
Franklin, Tenn.-based MEDHOST, a provider of enterprise solutions for healthcare management systems, announced that its business intelligence solution has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification for Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) 2015.
A recent national interoperability survey by Humana’s Transcend Insights found that patients believe that a healthcare provider having access to their full medical history is a critical factor to receiving high quality care. However, the survey also indicates that there are significant gaps between patients’ expectations of a high quality healthcare experience and what the health care system is capable of delivering.
The market segment for artificial intelligence (AI)-powered wearables will grow 376 percent annually in 2017 to reach 60 million units, according to a new Counterpoint Technology Market Research report.
Cybersecurity budgets are growing and healthcare organizations are allocating more employees to IT security compared to a year ago, however, despite the progress, significant gaps remain, according to a study from HIMSS Analytics and Symantec released last week during the HIMSS17 conference.
Aetna announced last week that it would collaborate with other health plans in its region and local primary care practices as part of the federal government’s Comprehensive Primary Care + (CPC+) initiative.
North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced five winners in Phase 2 of the “Move Health Data Forward” Challenge, a contest to develop solutions to help with the flow of health information.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando on Monday, The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) unveiled NATE’s Blue Button Directory (NBBD) and is demonstrating it as part of the Federal Health Architecture’s demonstrations in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase.