Critics on the Hill worry that the VA, with its leadership in limbo, lacks the oversight and transparency necessary to succeed in its $16 billion EHR overhaul.
In the middle of 2017, healthcare organizations and other companies were hit with two huge ransomware attacks. The struggle for digital security continues.
The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.
Almost all healthcare organizations surveyed by EY are either in the process of adopting new technology or are planning on doing so in the next year.
Employees at the Houston-based cancer center lost a laptop and two thumb drives containing data on approximately 33,800 patients. It's the fourth-largest HIPAA-related settlement ever paid to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.
The largest Catholic health system in the country launched its subsidiary Agilify, which looks to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation for organizations across all industries.
Patients who identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth can now be recognized as such in their EHR, but providers need to handle the matter with sensitivity.
The AMA issued its first-ever policy on what it's calling "augmented intelligence," encouraging the healthcare industry to focus on improving patient outcomes and provider satisfaction.
At Modern Healthcare's 2018 Transformation Summit, healthcare leaders discussed the future of the industry, including the importance of digital tools and old-fashioned human empathy.
In the revised framework, members of a patient-matching workgroup set out principles for linking patients to the health records—a challenge that has long eluded the industry.
Apple will soon allow third-party apps to access the health data stored in its Health app. The company already lets patients of 500 hospitals and clinics pull their health information from electronic health records into the Apple Health app.
Since Advance Medical's focus lies outside the U.S., the acquisition will help Teladoc serve U.S. multinational employers, a third of whose employees are outside the country.