Privacy and security gurus praised the GAO for taking an unflinching look at the dual role HHS plays as both a promoter of health information technology use and the primary enforcer of HIPAA, the federal privacy, security and breach notification law.
Apple Watches are becoming near-ubiquitous in healthcare and the corporate world, and health insurer Aetna is now investing heavily in the wellness promises of the device.
Four-hospital Care New England Health System, based in Providence, R.I., has agreed to pay $400,000 and write a corrective action plan after a federal investigation found it lacked an up-to-date business associate's agreement between it and one of its hospitals.
While the digital health industry is growing at a rapid-fire pace, adoption of digital tools, such as telemedicine and wearable devices, among physician practices has moved more slowly. But poor adoption among physicians may be about to change.
The GAO has released what's being called a "scathing" report on cybersecurity readiness and threats in health IT. The agency says HHS' investigations often result in technical advice that is not pertinent and that the agency doesn't always follow up to ensure corrective actions have been taken.
The guide is the newest addition to an online resource center for healthcare providers on how to implement and use health IT to advance care information and delivery.
The measure co-sponsored by Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) would reduce regulatory burdens for ACOs by waiving the telehealth site-of-service requirements.
Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. is planning to lay off 70% of its IT infrastructure staff and offshore the jobs to a foreign country, according to a trade magazine for technology workers.
What's the newest, biggest challenge in health IT? It's the same old problem – getting new ideas to move quickly down the healthcare industry's long runway for technological innovation, according to a survey of 122 health tech company founders, executives and investors.
Members of a panel of healthcare leaders who gathered in Chicago this week remain optimistic that through innovations and a persistent approach to patient-centered, data-driven care delivery, the healthcare industry can attack costs and bring them under control.
Though employers and health insurers are increasingly handing out wearable devices to help plan members stay healthy, wearing a fitness tracker many not help you shed any pounds, according to a recent study.
Hilton Head, S.C.-based Cavulus, which has been in business for 10 years, uses predictive modeling and data analytics tools to help health insurance companies grow membership, primarily in the Medicare Advantage market.