Congress told Medicare to stop putting Social Security numbers on beneficiary cards. But some industry experts question whether it's wise to go through the trouble to replace them with a new Medicare-specific ID.
ProMedica, a health system based in Toledo, Ohio, is in the middle of installing an Epic Systems Corp. electronic health record, and that transition led to some financial pain in the first half of 2016.
In recent years, social media sites have tried to take a more active role in promoting mental health, with mixed results. Now the Manhattan-based blogging site Tumblr is taking a discussion-oriented approach.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that genetic testing company 23andMe can't be sued over allegations that it misled customers about its test kit because the claims belong in arbitration.
While people generally like the idea of a federally developed, nationwide database aimed at improving medical treatments, many are not keen on giving up their medical information, a new survey shows.
Leading consulting firms and a growing list of niche advisers are competing aggressively to help major insurers use big data to identify high-risk patients and manage their costs.
Some consulting firms pitching insurers are emphasizing their unique ability to identify customers who won't cost very much.
The CMS has issued an 11-page list of questions and answers to better guide providers in using ICD-10 codes when tighter guidelines come into effect this October.
Hackers have captured the attention of the healthcare security community, according to a new survey report, but the industry's data guardians feel hampered by a lack of manpower and money. A significant minority still report their systems are not encrypting patient data.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo has completed her leg of the marathon federal program to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. And she managed to finish without tripping over some of the biggest hurdles in the initiative's history.
Giving patients greater access to and more control over their health information could improve privacy protection and availability of that data to providers, Jodi Daniel, a former policy director with the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS, concludes in a Bloomberg opinion piece.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—the law the federal government uses to police the privacy and security of the nation's health information—is turning 20, and some people may wonder if it's up to the job in 2016 and beyond.