As hackers gain easier access to the tools of their trade, hacks of healthcare organizations have increased dramatically, with 162% more so far in 2017 as there were in all of 2016.
The ONC is shifting away from a focus on meaningful use and toward one centered around data mobility and interoperability as it addresses the 21st Century Cures Act, the agency head said.
For the patients who have used the patient wellness app, it has lowered annual disease-related hospital costs by 64% and lowered the overall cost of care by 25%. "And the patients are happier," the creator said.
The American Medical Association and LexisNexis are tackling the issue of inaccurate provider directory data while also relieving heavy administrative burdens on doctors and payers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs initiatives will expand healthcare access and include using video technology and diagnostic tools to conduct medical exams. Veterans also will be able to use mobile devices to make and manage appointments with VA doctors.
As part of the all-cash, $185 million deal, Allscripts will bring in McKesson's Sunrise EHR, which is directed at small hospitals.
The announcement of the breach comes just over a month after Anthem reached the largest ever settlement in a data-breach case.
The money from the pediatrician and her Facebook co-founder husband will fund several big-data projects including one to unite health records from several medical campuses into one database.
Would-be members of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee have just a few days to get their applications in to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as the Aug. 4 deadline approaches.
Riding high second-quarter earnings, the EHR vendor's president said he was skeptical about whether newcomers to the EHR market would be able to break through.
With its new Software Precertification Pilot Program, the FDA hopes to find a way to reduce the now significant burden on companies to get their software approved.
During the first year of EHR installations, the median decline in operating cash flow for hospital systems is 10%, with a 6% falloff in days cash on hand, Moody's said in a new report.