By outfitting patients with continuous heart monitors, providers might be able to catch atrial fibrillation that they wouldn't find in clinical settings, according to a new study in JAMA. Researchers could also use the monitors for clinical trials.
Chicago-based Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has further solidified its position in the connected health platform space with its acquisition of HealthGrid — and an Allscripts executive says more M&A activity is ahead.
More states are allowing providers to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine, reflecting growing acceptance for the technology overall. But federal restrictions remain, and reimbursement is still lagging.
Critics on the Hill worry that the VA, with its leadership in limbo, lacks the oversight and transparency necessary to succeed in its $16 billion EHR overhaul.
In the middle of 2017, healthcare organizations and other companies were hit with two huge ransomware attacks. The struggle for digital security continues.
The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.
Almost all healthcare organizations surveyed by EY are either in the process of adopting new technology or are planning on doing so in the next year.
Employees at the Houston-based cancer center lost a laptop and two thumb drives containing data on approximately 33,800 patients. It's the fourth-largest HIPAA-related settlement ever paid to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.
The largest Catholic health system in the country launched its subsidiary Agilify, which looks to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation for organizations across all industries.
Patients who identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth can now be recognized as such in their EHR, but providers need to handle the matter with sensitivity.
The AMA issued its first-ever policy on what it's calling "augmented intelligence," encouraging the healthcare industry to focus on improving patient outcomes and provider satisfaction.
At Modern Healthcare's 2018 Transformation Summit, healthcare leaders discussed the future of the industry, including the importance of digital tools and old-fashioned human empathy.