Startup company TowerView Health aims to make it easier for patients to manage their medication regimens. The company has developed software and hardware that reminds patients and their clinicians about medication schedules, and warns them when a patient is falling off track.
Pam Cipriano is the elected president of the American Nurses Association, the nation's largest nurse association, representing 3.1 million registered nurses. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Cipriano about the changing role of nurses, hospital staffing cuts, nurses' wages and efforts to reduce...
Hayley Hovious has been named president of the Nashville Healthcare Council, a group that represents the region's influential for-profit healthcare industry. She begins her role June 1.
Regarding the recent article “Healthcare spending rises 5.5% while rest of economy sputters”, I wonder if the rise in hospital costs could be related to the rapid growth of high-deductible health plans.
Some Apple Watch owners are running into a bit of interference with their new devices—wrist tattoos can affect the wearable computer's heart-rate monitor.
HHS has a revised guide to privacy and security for electronic health information that's intended to help smaller healthcare organizations that lack a legal staff. The guide, however, gives scant attention to several important regulatory areas.
Web-based healthcare information technology services provider Athenahealth posted higher first-quarter revenue compared with the first quarter of 2014. Higher expenses, however, led to higher net losses as well.
With President Barack Obama's recent signing of legislation repealing the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician compensation and revising the Medicare qualified entity program, doctors will be paying more attention than ever to value.
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.
Boston-based not-for-profit healthcare system Partners HealthCare is notifying about 3,300 patients about a data breach after workers were tricked in a phishing scam.
The ability to analyze massive amounts of data for improved outcomes, both financial and clinical, has a limitation: inaccurate data. Bad data, or dirty data as it is often called, are the Achilles' heel of actionable information. Unfortunately, in healthcare, there's too much of it.
Regarding the April 20 Q&A, “Healthcare should emulate banks on IT interoperability”, I spent 25 years as a chief information officer in the financial services industry, and I agree with the comment about technology interoperability.