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.
Dr. Atul Butte, 45, will be director of the University of California at San Francisco's new Institute for Computational Health Sciences.
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.
President Barack Obama used some of his State of the Union oratory to lay out a grand vision for “precision medicine” and announce an initiative to realize it.
The University of California at San Francisco has appointed Dr. Atul Butte to lead its new Institute for Computational Health Sciences. Butte, 45, will also become executive director of clinical informatics for University of California Health Sciences and Services.
Accountable care organizations across the country are in sharply different stages of aggregating and using patient data to improve quality of care and reduce costs.
I am a strong advocate for providing quality care but am disappointed when my organization does follow-up on current Medicare HCAHPS. Often responses are given by people not involved in the patient's care (the patient or their spokesperson).
Approximately $6.5 billion in new funding flowed into the digital health space in 2014, more than double the previous year's haul of $2.9 billion, according to data from digital healthcare accelerator StartUp Health. But investors placed their bets on fewer companies. Only 459 companies received...