For hospital administrators, the process of procuring surgical implants and tools and making sure they are within budget can be complex. Responding to this confusing situation, Amin Rahme founded Surgery Exchange to hold device sales representatives accountable for what they bring to a surgery.
When it comes to buying inexpensive data-storage services, shoppers might want to reflect on an old saying from president Ronald Reagan: "Trust but verify."
Mobile medical applications increasingly are being used by patients and consumers. Now healthcare providers are evaluating whether and how to work with their patients in tapping these apps. But they're proceeding cautiously because of the dearth of clinical evidence for many consumer apps.
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...