Having a child undergo surgery can be nerve-racking. So Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Fla., has devised an app to help with that.
Lucia Savage, the new chief privacy officer at ONC, said she'll be looking for “the right balance of rules between our need as a society to have better information” to keep costs under control and improve care and protect patient privacy.
Most insurers, hospitals and other enrollment organizations agree that the federal and state exchanges are performing much better this time around. But the process of signing up and re-enrolling millions of Americans still isn't perfect, with some problems reported around the country.
Another proposal to overhaul health IT regulation is surfacing in Congress, this one with a powerful Republican name attached to it, that of incoming Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch.
Chad Wiskow has been promoted to director of finance at SharedClarity, a Phoenix-based startup that offers independent clinical reviews of medical devices for health systems.
Revenue-cycle management company Emdeon has acquired price transparency tool provider Change Healthcare in a deal potentially worth $185 million.
Cognizant, the Teaneck N.J.-based global technology, consulting and business-process outsourcing company, has closed on its purchase of TriZetto Corp., Englewood, Colo., a provider of information technology systems and services to health plans and third-party benefits administrators.
Corizon Health, a correctional-facility healthcare provider based in Brentwood, Tenn., has named B. Anderson Flatt as its senior vice president and chief information officer.
The techie term “net neutrality” likely isn't in the daily lexicon of most senior healthcare executives. But it should be, and soon, argue those in healthcare technology who have been following the topic.
The CMS has named Niall Brennan as essentially its first Big Data czar. He will head the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the CMS.
Information technology is supposed to help healthcare providers make better decisions. But a study published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows both the promise and the drawbacks of harnessing software to improve clinical decisions.
Valence Health, a Chicago-based provider of population-health consulting services and software tools, has raised $15 million through a growth-equity investment.