The websites of EHR software providers Athenahealth and Allscripts were down for some parts of the country Friday during the same time hackers launched an attack against the servers of Dyn, a major Domain Name System host.
A serious commitment to “doubling the pace” of progress will require the public and private sectors to consider doubling investments in medical research to about $1,000 per American per year to find the solutions to what ails us.
The final MACRA rule eases some data-reporting requirements. But it will likely strain small IT vendors who have to tweak platforms to meet certification requirements, and that may derail efforts to make technology more patient-friendly, relevant and specialty-specific.
Despite the slew of new partnerships and initiatives, efforts to accelerate cancer research still face obstacles on several fronts, the vice president said in a report Monday.
In a final rule released last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will have more oversight of electronic health records and other technologies that store, share and analyze patient information. The rule also gives the ONC the authority to ask developers to...
Detroit's Henry Ford Health System has been selected as one of several provider organizations to receive a share of a five-year, $5.5 million federal grant to lead data collection on a project that is part of the human genome research and precision medicine program.
The new codes were touted as essential paving stones on the road to value-based purchasing, leading to improvements in healthcare data analytics, population health management, care quality and lower costs. Those benefits have yet to materialize.
Chicago-based real estate management firm Jones Lang LaSalle has acquired a consulting firm that uses technology to help healthcare facilities comply with building regulations.
Irvine, Calif.-based Agendia has developed a test the company says makes it easier for physicians to determine if chemotherapy is necessary, sparing many patients from the toxic effects of the drugs, which can leave young women sterile.
They're nearly ubiquitous now—the buzzy arm accessories that track your activity and heart rate and other measures of well-being. And last week, health insurer Aetna doubled down on the wellness promises of one of the most popular wearables—the Apple Watch—by offering it for free...
Joel Dudley, 40, was named director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, a new venture at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York that will work to speed healthcare transformation through research, science, digital health technology and clinical practice.
The app should ease prescribers' workflows, which have been disrupted as states embraced electronic prescribing for controlled substances.