The importance of patient engagement and technology use for better and more efficient health outcomes serves as the focus of the 2013 Workplace for Electronic Data (WEDI) report, released today. Leaders present at its launch from across the healthcare sector expressed hope about the potential of the report.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is "misunderstood, misapplied and over-applied" to the point of being burdensome to the sharing of patient information for improved care, according to a report published this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Intensive care unit telehealth technology helped to improve survival rates of ICU patients and speed both ICU and hospital discharges, according to research published Thursday in CHEST Journal.
Unplanned data center downtime cost healthcare organizations $689,912 in 2013, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute and Emerson Network Power. The increasing value of business...
The updated HealthCare.gov website still has glitches, especially with back-end issues for insurers, so the Obama administration is implementing a temporary workaround to ensure insurance companies get paid, reported Reuters.
Organizations must be proactive and adjust their security and privacy approaches frequently to avoid breaches, according to Jim Noga, Vice President and CIO of Boston-based Partners HealthCare.
A small group of women, very ill with cervical cancer, benefitted from a $500,000 device that uses heat to combat cancer, approved by federal regulators, but not proven to be effective.
Physicians who use electronic health records must find the right balance between using too many shortcuts to document efficiently and focusing too heavily on the record to the detriment of the patient. Some researchers are concerned that 'distracted doctoring' can result in consequences just as severe as texting while driving, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine..
The Obama administration, which quietly fixed a problem with Medicaid sign ups on HealthCare.gov on Black Friday, may have inadvertently placed states and insurers at risk for higher Medicaid costs and fraud, Politico reported.
New research finds that electronic health records have great potential to link genes to specific diseases and identify previously unknown connections between the two.