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ONC and CMS push patient ownership of health data

ONC and CMS push patient ownership of health data

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 08, 2018

The ONC and CMS are pushing efforts to broaden and deepen interoperability by giving patients more control of their health data, including through the CMS' MyHealthEData initiative.

Apps fill in behavioral health clinician gaps

Apps fill in behavioral health clinician gaps

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 04, 2018

As healthcare providers work to engage patients and identify mental health needs, they're facing a new challenge: a shortage of mental healthcare professionals. So they're turning to apps.

VA contract puts pep in Cerner's Q2 step

VA contract puts pep in Cerner's Q2 step

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 02, 2018

Cerner Corp. grew its revenue and bookings in the second quarter, during which it signed a long-delayed contract with the VA to replace its EHR.

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 01, 2018

For the second time this year, UnityPoint employees have fallen for email phishing scams. This time, hackers may have accessed 1.4 million patients' information, including some financial data.

Google is here. Now the rest of healthcare has to keep up

Google is here. Now the rest of healthcare has to keep up

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 31, 2018

Google's parent company, Alphabet, just hired yet another healthcare executive, former Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove, this time for Google Cloud. With a push into healthcare, the company is putting pressure on traditional players to innovate.

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 19, 2018

The new chief health informatics officer will manage the CMS' interoperability and general health IT strategy, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The application period for the position closes July 20.

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