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.
Legislation recently introduced to Congress by Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.) seeks to increase the use of wireless technologies in healthcare to ultimately bring care costs down.
Patient engagement--through electronic portals, in particular--is not just a major component of Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3, but may also help practices save lives, according to a recent article from Physicians Practice.
New research finds that it's not all about location for health information exchange networks--physicians are influenced by other physicians with whom they interact with and have common patients with more than geographical location in HIEs.
Secure messaging has the potential to improve medication reconciliation and workflow at primary care clinics--plus, it can get patient questions answered more efficiently, according to a study...
The American Journal of Managed Care has now weighed in on the impact of electronic health records and health IT with a special issue devoted to research on the subject.
The increase in Medicaid patients under the Affordable Care Act will exacerbate the looming doctor shortage, with many current practitioners unable to take on any more patients covered by the program, according to the New York Times.