Between 2011 and 2016, the Veterans Affairs Department spent $1.1 billion on efforts that are seemingly for naught, as the agency is set to replace its existing systems with an EHR made by Cerner.
A new bill would criminalize not disclosing data breaches, putting company executives on the hook for failing to report when their organizations' data is compromised.
Cerner Corp. President Zane Burke talks about the company's goals in advancing interoperability.
Apple and Stanford Medicine are launching a research study that uses the Apple Watch to identify irregular heart rhythms. The tech giant is reportedly working on EHRs and other healthcare technologies as well.
Through the Health Wizz app, patients can aggregate their data and receive cryptocurrency in exchange for handing it over to pharmaceutical companies and others.
The EHR vendor has been hit with a putative class-action suit alleging that misrepresentations of its software's capabilities led to inaccuracies in patient records. eClinicalWorks has settled litigation over the misrepresentations.
With the VA and Cerner set to finalize their new EHR contract, VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin assured lawmakers that the system will result in greater interoperability between the VA, Defense Department and community providers.
During her tenure at the ONC, DeSalvo fleshed out the meaningful use program and pushed for greater interoperability.
Though providers could better engage patients by allowing them to write in their own medical notes, the practice might also increase the workload, according to a research letter published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The ONC wanted the challenge to encourage companies to develop new algorithms and to help the industry measure its current performance.
A senator called on government and private industry to work together and build out broadband infrastructure and increase adoption to boost video visits and other internet-intensive healthcare services.
Healthcare leaders will govern the Global Health Insight Network, as they work together to share data on outcomes and operational structures.