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.
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 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.
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.