The Obama administration is working to balance patient privacy with the promise of tapping into market forces to boost its 4-year-old initiative to allow outside organizations to mine federal claims data for healthcare quality improvement and cost containment.
Clinical pathways, lists meant to guide clinicians toward the optimal course of treatment, have reached the point of being an “unsustainable” administrative burden, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the process of developing them is laden with inadequacies and...
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn attacked the federal health information privacy laws haphazardly, according to a privacy legal expert, and egregiously, according to a leading privacy advocate. Experts say that in mentioning specifically the federal privacy law, he mixed research governed under the...
The American Society of Clinical Oncology says so-called clinical pathways created and distributed by payers and for-profit firms are laden with inadequacies and conflicts of interest.
NantHealth, an information technology company seeking to change cancer care, has acquired NaviNet, a communication platform between insurers and providers.
Paul DePodesta, 43, will be assistant professor of bioinformatics at Scripps Translational Science Institute, effective Jan. 1.
The healthcare information technology sector is hailing healthcare-specific cybersecurity provisions that have made their way into the massive omnibus legislation that Congress passed on Friday.
Albert Bourla, group president of vaccines, oncology and consumer healthcare businesses at Pfizer, spoke with Modern Healthcare about his company's research and development strategies, how Pfizer is responding to consumer-directed healthcare and the controversy over high drug prices.
HHS' partnership this month with OptumLabs is likely to add momentum to the push to use big data to lower healthcare costs and improve the quality of care delivery.
When it comes to buying inexpensive data-storage services, shoppers might want to reflect on an old saying from president Ronald Reagan: "Trust but verify."
HHS' partnership with OptumLabs will build momentum toward the push to use big data to lower healthcare costs and improve quality. But it also highlights the divide between those who are masters at using sophisticated analytics and those just now learning.
Residents in 27 of the nation's big cities are experiencing lower rates of cancer, diabetes and motor vehicle-accident deaths in 2012 compared with 2007, though African-Americans have not shared in many of these gains, according to a Big Cities Health Coalition report.