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.
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.
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.