HHS' partnership with OptumLabs will build momentum toward the push to use big data to lower healthcare costs and improve quality. But it also highlights the divide between those who are masters at using sophisticated analytics and those just now learning.
Healthcare companies could see drops in their credit ratings as a result of the dramatic rise in cybercrime, according to the ratings agency Moody's Investors Service.
A recent ruling against the Federal Trade Commission might make it more difficult for the agency to bring and win cases against healthcare companies involved in data breaches, legal experts say.
OptumLabs is teaming up with HHS to use big-data resources to provide insight into patient care and population health. The partnership will provide the technology and tools to cross-reference de-identified medical claims with clinical data to improve healthcare research.
Residents in 27 of the nation's big cities are experiencing lower rates of cancer, diabetes and motor vehicle-accident deaths in 2012 compared with 2007, though African-Americans have not shared in many of these gains, according to a Big Cities Health Coalition report.
Centura Health, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health Systems, has been given a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. The honor recognizes health systems that use health information technology to improve patient outcomes and achieve return on investments.
A bipartisan bill aims to ease telemedicine licensing requirements and facilitate mental health e-visits for healthcare professionals working in Veterans Affairs facilities. Current rules call for physicians using telemedicine to be licensed in the state where the patient resides.
The American Medical Association House of Delegates decided Monday that proposed recommendations for ethical practices in telemedicine did not clearly address medical liability concerns and sent them back to the authors for more work. A previous iteration of the proposed policies received the same...
Cyberattacks on the healthcare industry are on the rise. In response, some larger systems, including Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, are setting up around-the-clock security operations centers, or SOCs, to better deploy cybersecurity personnel, technology and processes in fending off...
Two national health information exchange organizations are soliciting input on ideas for improving how providers and others healthcare organizations match patients to their electronic medical records. And no, they're not recommending a national patient identifier.
Jeff Surges has left his role as president of Healthgrades to lead Connecture, a publicly traded company that builds the technology behind online health insurance exchanges.
The number of tools to track patient health data has exploded in recent years, and the race to access that information is heating up as well. “Data is the new money,” says Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks Associates.