New national guidelines indicate health insurers will face tougher regulatory scrutiny over how they protect customers from data breaches. But the guidance likely won't do much to prevent cyberattacks in the first place.
A government report released last week slammed providers and health information technology vendors for a pattern of business practices that are effectively blocking the easy transfer of electronic health records.
Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a $4.4 billion Houston-based institution with a 654-bed flagship hospital and $736 million research budget, discusses the scientific promise and the financial problems in cancer care today.
The cyberattack against Premera Blue Cross disclosed last week affects significantly fewer people than the Anthem hack revealed last month. But the hacked Premera data could have greater value and cause more damage to customers.
Mount Sinai Hospital had been working closely with mobile application developer LifeMap Solutions since the New York City-based firm was launched last May. That closeness paid off when an unexpected opportunity arrived.
Apervita CEO Paul Magelli had quadruple bypass surgery at the Mayo Clinic nine years ago and felt he wanted to pay Mayo back for saving his life. He thinks he's doing that by helping disseminate Mayo's clinical knowledge—along with similar “big data” tools from other prestigious...
On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the blockbuster King v. Burwell case in Washington, healthcare lawyers will assemble in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to discuss other important and contentious legal topics at the American Bar Association's Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law...
The Federal Communications Commission embraced broad net-neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote last week that ensures health technology startups and telehealth companies won't face higher costs for Internet fast lanes.
Federal health information technology policymakers will turn up the pressure this year on healthcare providers, electronic health-record systems developers and health information- exchange operators to connect their computer systems and share patient data across the nation.
As smartphones, tablets, “big data” and Internet connectivity increasingly become the ever-present technologies affecting our daily lives, it's time to fully use these advancements in America's health system.
Nearly two decades ago, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen coined the phrase “disruptive innovation” to describe new technologies that transform industries by bringing simplicity and affordability to products and processes that are complicated and high cost.
A handful of cancer centers and their professional society are about to launch a big-data cancer quality initiative that will unlock previously inaccessible information on cancer care using millions of electronic health records.