Patients will soon have free digital access to their health records thanks to the finalization of two new interoperability rules finalized by HHS and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The rule also dictates how patient information is exchanged across the healthcare system.

Health insurers are jumping on board to provide free diagnostic and telemedicine services to members at high risk of having the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Several healthcare industry groups are taking steps to inform their provider members to tackle the spread and risks of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Another round of studies prove that consuming red and processed meat is bad for health. The studies, both from Harvard researchers, were presented at the American Heart Association’s EPI Scientific Sessions.

The prices of prescription drugs have risen 60% over an 11-year period, as have discounts that widen medical gaps, according to a new study published in JAMA.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has cancelled its 2020 conference scheduled for March 9-13 in Orlando, Florida, due to concerns and risks over the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Humana is working on another way to address social determinants of health through a new value-based care payment initiative targeting food insecurity, social isolation, loneliness and housing insecurity––with Oschner Health as its first participant.

 

Congress approved an $8.3 billion package to fight the spread of coronavirus and respond to the growing crisis.

Despite international travel interruptions due to COVID-19, HIMSS20 is moving “full steam ahead as scheduled” for March 9 to 13 in Orlando.

The healthcare industry has voiced its support and pushback after the FTC sued to block a merger between two hospital systems in Philadelphia.

A probable carcinogen NDMA has been found in a diabetes drug metformin, testing by a pharmacy has confirmed. The FDA previously announced it was testing metformin, which helps control blood sugar, for NDMA.

“Alexa, what is Tylenol?” Amazon’s cloud-based voice service can now answer health questions like this after partnering up with a drug and medical device knowledge company.