The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is continuing to increase, with almost 1,000 breaches reported by health entities covered by HIPAA between 2010 and 2013, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A drug safety alert program at the Marshfield Clinic provides up-to-date information to help inform drug therapy decisions, according to a report in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.
The New York State Legislature voted recently to support the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), the state's electronic health record system, according to an announcement from the New York eHealth Collaborative.
Thirty-three employees in Reading Health System's IT division will be laid off, according to the Reading Eagle.
The industry can use electronic health records to create a nationwide query system to educate physicians about unusual conditions and treatments, according to John Sotos, M.D., in a post for The Wall Street Journal.
While 2014 was about bringing the Defense Health Agency into existence, 2015 will be about consolidation of all the moving parts of the separate armed services' medical organizations, according to Military Health System CIO David Bowen.
While health IT has the ability to enable high-value care, its potential has yet to be reached on a broad scale due to a number of different factors, most notably inefficient government policies, according to several industry stakeholders who spoke at an event Wednesday in the District of Columbia hosted by Brookings.
With the ICD-10 implementation deadline less than a year away, a majority of healthcare organizations will be reaching into their wallets to pay for the migration, according to a new report.
Using health information exchanges, researchers were able to identify patients likely to be homeless--and created a tool that could better improve patient record matching.
While telemedicine adoption is on the rise, many providers find their Internet speeds can't keep up with increasing use of technology necessary to support such services.