September 17, 2013
With National Health IT week well under way in the nation's capital, HIMSS is putting the spotlight on a few leaders who have been working to advance the use of health information technology throughout the country.
September 13, 2013
A bill introduced in Congress this week would enable healthcare providers to treat Medicare patients in other states via telemedicine without needing different licenses for each state.
August 29, 2013
As the healthcare CIOs responsibilities multiply, the CIO pay -- typically six figures -- lags, according to new survey data. However, for healthcare CIOs, it's not just about the money; it's about the pressure and the help they need -- help that is often hard to find.
June 20, 2013
"It's not the kind of social network where one physician can say to the other, 'Hi, how's the wife and kids?' – although they can do that if they want," says Fred Zolla, chief executive officer of Nanuet, N.Y.-based iMedicor.
June 20, 2013
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced that more than half of America’s doctors have adopted electronic health records–exceeding the HHS goal for 2013. “We have reached a tipping point,” she said.
June 18, 2013
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth and Miami-based CareCloud, two EHR companies that espouse the advantages of the cloud, seem to be on a fast track for growth.
June 10, 2013
The Center for Connected Health and the Center for Technology and Aging have launched a new tool to gauge the return on investment for remote patient monitoring technologies for patients with heart disease.
May 20, 2013
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced cybersecurity legislation. The Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology (SECURE IT) Act of 2013 that she put in the hopper on April 10 is aimed at “better protecting America from the threat of cyber attacks,” she says.
May 14, 2013
"It's systems that let ordinary people do extraordinary things," national coordinator for health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD said during a Health IT Policy Committee meeting talk that vice chair Paul Tang described immediately afterward as "inspiring and challenging."
May 05, 2013
The power and potential of global telemedicine was put on display Sunday afternoon at the American Telemedicine Association's International Telemedicine Forum.
May 02, 2013
The Center for Technology and Aging has launched an online mHealth Toolkit that officials say offers key resources to organizations that want to develop a best-in-class mHealth program for chronic disease management.
May 02, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have formed what they call a first-of-its-kind partnership with San Francisco-based healthcare modeling and analytics company Archimedes to provide free and easy access to CMS synthetic claims data for any software developer.
April 23, 2013
Africa has 433 million cell phone subscriptions and only 12 million landlines. Africans have enthusiastically adopted mobile technology because it is accessible, scalable, cost effective and available. By not investing in cloud solutions, today’s healthcare providers are theoretically building the landlines of Africa.
April 15, 2013
Among America's dichotomies: The country is widely-viewed as a leader in IT, yet the healthcare industry is notoriously perceived as lagging others in tech adoption. But is it really? To find out, Healthcare IT News Contributing Editor Tom Sullivan spoke with Medicomp Systems CEO David Lareau, who travels the globe and meets with healthcare customers in other nations.
March 29, 2013
Omada Health, a start-up company based in San Francisco, has launched its flagship online product, called Prevent, which is aimed at tackling diabetes, a disease that affects 43 percent of Americans and, according to the American Diabetes Association, cost America $245 billion last year.
March 05, 2013
The man once hailed by GQ Magazine as one of the 12 "rock stars of science" doesn't predict a rosy future for hospitals or medical clinics. But he does expect the individual consumer to be much more aware and proactive about healthcare.
March 04, 2013
As soon as he stepped onto the stage at HIMSS13 on Monday morning to deliver his keynote, Ochsner Health System President and CEO Warner Thomas acknowledged he might have preferred to follow a speaker other than New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
February 20, 2013
A new report released Tuesday recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee have come out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.
February 19, 2013
A new research partnership between Mayo Clinic and Optum - the health IT arm of UnitedHealth - will bring together more than 105 million clinical and claims records for the purpose of improving quality metrics in healthcare.
January 14, 2013
UnitedHealth Group is pushing a theme of behavior change and incentives to improve America's troubled healthcare system -- and, more importantly, the American patient. It's a battle that Reed Tuckson, MD, UnitedHealth's executive vice president and chief of medical affairs, says won't be easy.