04:22 pm February 04, 2015
The ambitious 166-page draft published by ONC lays out the "critical actions that the public and private sector need to take" toward real and robust nationwide data sharing. Here are the high points.
09:38 pm January 27, 2015
From biosensors to brainwave monitors -- to say nothing of tiny devices that could improve your tennis swing or keep tabs on sun exposure -- we've entered a brave new world for wireless wellness technology.
09:53 am January 26, 2015
Oct. 1, 2015, is a lot closer than you might think. Before the ICD-10 deadline arrives, there are some important items on any healthcare organization's to-do list.
02:43 pm January 19, 2015
Is telehealth at a tipping point? Is 3-D printing here to stay? ECRI Institute spotlights 10 technology trends hospitals should be sure to keep an eye on.
09:29 am January 16, 2015
You might say athenahealth made a grand entrance into the hospital market on Jan. 14: CEO Jonathan Bush and his team were headed to present at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference when the company announced it had acquired startup RazorInsights. We look at some numbers that have company executives confident about athenahealth's trajectory.
10:00 am January 14, 2015
Thought about what might happen in the world of healthcare IT as the year unfolds? Jay Sultan, who serves as strategy consultant at Bellevue, Wash.-based health IT company Edifecs, has. He recently released seven healthcare predictions for 2015 and some of his forecasts might surprise you.
10:38 am January 05, 2015
A recent year-end survey found that the responsibilities of healthcare chief information officers are growing and changing rapidly -- with workloads expected to be more demanding than ever in 2015.
10:51 am December 29, 2014
Nearly 20,000 Ebola cases have been confirmed, with more than 7,588 people having died from the deadly virus. The first U.S. Ebola case, however, put one hospital in the spotlight, facing harsh criticism over how it both handled the case and wrongly pointed fingers at the hospital electronic health record.
10:13 am December 26, 2014
Since 2009, nearly 42 million people have had their protected health information compromised in HIPAA privacy and security breaches, with each year showing again and again: Healthcare covered entities and their business associates still fail to safeguard patients' protected health information. And this year proved no exception.
10:24 am December 22, 2014
The tale of ICD-10 has been one marked by deferral. So many deadlines were set as firm, only to be pushed back time and again over more than 10 years. In 2014, the healthcare industry suddenly found itself with another deadline pushed back -- and now there's talk of yet more delay.