Three popular health-related mobile apps have reached settlements with the New York Attorney General's office over allegations of misleading marketing claims and irresponsible privacy practices.
UNC Health Care has sent out a letter alerting its prenatal patients that their confidential medical information may have been shared with their home county by mistake.
The Government Accountability Office said the VA has made some progress in meeting goals to improve its healthcare IT, but it's still a far cry from fixing its chronic IT issues.
There has never been a more exciting time in healthcare IT than now. But industry chief information officers also face more challenges than ever.
Complications from warfarin can be serious. According to one study published in 2011, it is implicated in 33% of adverse drug events in patients 65 or older, and nearly all of those events are from unintentional overdoses.
Verity Health is notifying more than 10,000 patients that their personal information may have been accessed during a hack of a website operated by the system's physicians group.
In federal rulemaking, differences of opinion are to be expected. But when you start to debate whether now's the time to tighten privacy restrictions over genetic material, those differences create a chasm.
Services like HealthLoop are increasingly in demand as Medicare changes its payment system to encourage hospitals to become more responsible for patients' clinical and financial outcomes over the entire episode of care—that is from the time they were admitted to the hospital until 90 days...
Catapult Health, a provider of technology-enhanced workplace health visits, has announced an investment from UCHealth, Denver, part of a $10 million round of follow-on investment.
Health insurers, medical providers and employers are increasingly offering telehealth services, but the number of patients taking advantage of virtual care has been slow to catch on. Israel-based telehealth startup TytoCare aims to change that with its digital tools.
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.
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.