The Obama administration has released a final privacy rule that makes it easier to share the medical history of people undergoing substance abuse treatment in federally funded drug and alcohol treatment programs.
The National Institute of Science and Technology has published what it's calling a draft update to its cybersecurity framework, which guides healthcare organizations and other industries in ways to reduce their exposure to cybercriminals.
“I've come to realize, until you reach a high level of adoption, interoperability was just too much of a white board, white paper exercise,” Dr. Vindell Washington said.
Claudia Williams from HHS and the Obama White House will lead an HIE that combines one formed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California with the Inland Empire Health Information Exchange.
The CMS issued a two-year pass to physicians and group practices because of a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.
A VHA pilot program hopes to pull patient data from military and commercial electronic health record systems, applications, devices and wearables and send it to a patient's healthcare team in real-time.
Launched in 2011, Doximity is an online directory of providers that now claims over a half million members. The listings include the name, resume, education and workplace of provider members.
The hackers behind national insurer Anthem's massive 2014 cybersecurity breach that exposed 78.8 million patient records were likely working on behalf of a foreign government, an investigation by several state insurance commissioners concluded.
San Francisco-based Castlight Health has acquired Jiff, a digital health benefits platform, for about 27 million shares.
Cleveland Clinic and IBM are entering a five-year agreement to expand the Clinic's health information technology capabilities.
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President-elect Donald Trump has named a key adviser on issues of cybersecurity, which is weighing on healthcare officials as the industry continues to be rocked by breaches.