Hospital networks continue to be “a ripe target for attackers,” according to credit reporting firm Experian's cyber attack predictions report. Hospital data is spread over different networks, making it harder to defend than more centralized organizations.
The agency won't regulate software "for administrative support of a healthcare facility." That includes financial records, information about patient populations, and a number of consumer-facing applications, including those for “maintaining and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.”
Telehealth firm American Well has partnered with startup Tyto Care to allow clinicians to physically examine their patients during a virtual visit.
Pfizer claims to be one of the first companies to use Watson's abilities for drug discovery and the first to use it for immuno-oncology—lucrative types of drugs that could be a major revenue source for Pfizer if its research succeeds.
Arguably the most potent new provision of the proposed law references the rather wonky concept of data blocking, redubbed “information blocking.”
The people who manage patient flow at hospitals might like a crystal ball that shows them when their resources are about to be overwhelmed. Hospitals are trying out what might be the next best thing. They're wiring command centers with monitors that display predictive analytics.
The Office for Civil Rights at HHS added to its record-setting tally of HIPAA enforcement actions this year by extracting a $650,000 payment from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
In a new, landmark report on addiction, the U.S. surgeon general made a solid argument for the role of health information technology in improving the treatment of patients with drug or alcohol abuse as well as behavioral health problems.
The new AMA policy comes as digital health devices are increasingly being used by patients to promote wellness. Yet, the devices are unregulated, rarely covered by insurance, and can be compromised.
The University of California at San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation and GE Healthcare are developing tools to help clinicians make faster and more accurate diagnoses of specific conditions.
The tool is an application program interface or API that will allow physicians and their practices to build software that enables sharing of quality measure data for MACRA.
Extortion increasingly is the motive behind cyberattacks of healthcare companies, a panel of experts told a luncheon audience of the Nashville Health Care Council.