- November 18, 2019
The Google-Ascension partnership is a 'PR failure' that demonstrates a need for greater transparency about what happens to patient health data.
- October 11, 2019
Ransomware attacks are insidious. Experts urged healthcare CIOs to invest in proactive security measures to combat the growing threat.
- July 31, 2019
For health systems with one foot in a fee-for-service model and the other in value-based care, reimbursement for services can get tricky.
- July 25, 2019
Knowing the use cases for social determinants of health, such as coordinating care and identifying care gaps, is an important first step in making the data worthwhile.
- July 23, 2019
EASE, a mobile healthcare app, can be used to send updates on patients from the OR to their families. Mobile apps like this create more transparency, but also present a challenge for CIOs.
- June 14, 2019
Nexera's free Hospital Supply Chain Performance Self-Assessment tool will help supply chain and CQO professionals evaluate and improve supply chain processes.
- March 22, 2018
EHR data can help healthcare providers identify which patients in a hospital were most likely to be prescribed opioids after discharge, according to researchers at the University of Colorado ...
- August 09, 2017
A critic of CHIME'S $1 million patient ID challenge calls it a gimmick, but CIOs defend the project -- originally crowdsourced but now potentially funded by CHIME.
- July 06, 2017
Hospital IT professionals are welcoming patient engagement technology, based on the results of a purchasing intentions survey by TechTarget and CHIME.
- May 19, 2017
The WannaCry ransomware attack affected hundreds of countries and hundreds of thousands of systems, including health systems. Experts discuss what healthcare orgs need to do.
- May 03, 2017
A survey found that consumers mistrust health information security, especially with health technology. A CIO explains these concerns are founded and what improvements are necessary.
- April 28, 2017
Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, laid out two goals for the department moving forward: overcoming the lack of interoperability and physician burnout.
- April 14, 2017
A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by ...
- April 05, 2017
Donald Rucker has been named the new ONC head. The former Siemens CMO has been welcomed to the position of national coordinator by the health IT community.
- March 23, 2017
Experts were not surprised by the recently published ECRI report on patient safety issues. In fact, experts agreed these issues have been around for a while.
- December 23, 2016
A health IT expert weighs in on the top trends in health IT for 2017, including predictions about ransomware, RPA and blockchain.
- September 22, 2016
Efforts to make health information available to patients are paying off, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. ONC published a data brief about how ...
- August 25, 2016
If you're a patient of a hospital or physician that is using the technology of a CommonWell Health Alliance member—including Cerner Corp., athenahealth, Inc., and McKesson Corporation, to name a ...
- August 12, 2016
In the waning days of the administration, ONC national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D., leaves ONC to focus full time on her other post as acting assistant HHS secretary for health.
- July 22, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to unleash some stark numbers on care quality at individual hospitals across the country. But before CMS publishes those star ...
- June 15, 2016
Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But ...
- May 31, 2016
CIO Harun Rashid always knew he wanted a career in technology. But a career in healthcare IT came as a rewarding surprise. Now he's working to provide quality care around the world.
- May 04, 2016
Under the proposed new Medicare reimbursement rules to modify meaningful use, physicians and healthcare systems must prove they're not blocking information flow, among other requirements.
- May 03, 2016
When it comes to interoperability standards in healthcare, there are many barriers. One of Epic System Corp.'s vice presidents weighs in.
- April 28, 2016
TechTarget's health IT spending intentions survey shows security is a top healthcare purchasing strategy. This infographic details top investment areas.
- January 14, 2016
Massachusetts is trying to get in on an approximately $32 billion market opportunity, according to Goldman Sachs. And that opportunity is the digital healthcare industry. Last week, Massachusetts ...
- January 08, 2016
CMS is giving health IT organizations until Feb. 1 to comment on requiring EHR vendors to annually recertify CQM reporting modules and increase the number of CQM measures.
- November 23, 2015
Medisafe, an mHealth medication adherence app, was showcased at Connected Health Symposium. The startup, which has two million-plus users, is now looking for bigger partners.
- October 07, 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced that four physician and hospital organizations signed a contract to implement the insurance company's new value-based care model.
- September 03, 2015
In this #ChatHIT recap, participants discuss definitions of wearable technology in healthcare and what affects its adoption in clinical settings.
- September 03, 2015
As wearables enable patients to become more proactive with their health, the use of such devices in healthcare becomes more relevant, according to #ChatHIT.
- August 14, 2015
Medical advocate Regina Holliday captivated the crowd at Allscripts' user conference in Boston with her personal medical story.
- July 24, 2015
Data breaches in healthcare won't be stopping anytime soon. At the mHealth + Telehealth World Congress, experts said learning from past thefts is key.
- January 16, 2015
OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels promises tough HIPAA audits in 2015 and says OCR will propose that harmed individuals get a percentage of civil fines.
- September 17, 2014
National Health IT Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D., christens National Health IT Week with a patient engagement keynote; debuts her Walking Gallery jacket.
- May 22, 2014
Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs.
- February 16, 2012
Health leaders at a recent conference agree that portals, not personal health records, could be the game-changer that spurs patient engagement and meaningful use compliance.
- August 16, 2010
Lack of EHR safety coordination between the ONC and the FDA leaves the job to private entities. Here's what hospitals can do to protect themselves now.