April 16, 2014
Telecommunication behemoth BlackBerry Limited is testing out the healthcare IT waters, after it announced this week it was buying a stake in a cloud-based medical IT provider company.
April 10, 2014
To healthcare mogul Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, the dirtiest four-letter word in the realm of digital health is "silo."
April 04, 2014
A widely anticipated report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other agencies may finally clear the air on how healthcare IT -- and mHealth in particular -- will be regulated.
March 24, 2014
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has launched a dozen projects that will develop strategies and suggestions for various facets of Stage 3 meaningful use.
March 10, 2014
The electronic medical record market is poised for a competitive shakeup. As Stage 2 meaningful use demands more from hospitals, many current EMR platforms just aren't cutting it. As many as half of large hospitals are ditching their old systems for new, more interoperable platforms.
March 05, 2014
Healthcare organizations nationwide have spent billions of dollars to implement health information technology, most with the expectation that it will improve quality and safety, and lower costs. According to a recent report, however, not all outcomes have been positive, particularly with regard to efficiency.
February 26, 2014
The fifth annual H.I.T. Men & Women Awards Reception celebrated nine trailblazers in healthcare IT, people who through their vision, talent and perseverance are advancing the adoption of health IT, innovation and best practices to improve healthcare.
February 25, 2014
Hospital Marina Salud de Denia, described as a model for what the hospital of the future should look like, is well on its way to fulfilling its promise.
February 25, 2014
"Clinical quality measurement and clinical decision support are really two parts of the same point," explained Marc Hadley, principal software systems engineer at MITRE Corporation and a co-presenter at a HIMSS14 educational session on Tuesday.
February 18, 2014
A proposed bill that aims to reduce regulatory burden in healthcare IT is drawing backlash from mHealth advocates who feel it may endanger lives and decimate the industry. Sponsors say the bill would prioritize the FDA's attention to technologies that pose the greatest health risk, rather than giving the agency broad authority over "low-risk...