Health IT

The percentage of individuals offered access to their online medical record did not change from 2017 to 2018, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

As healthcare operators continually rely on medical devices in workflows, unsupported devices are likely to become more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Apple’s healthcare market opportunity could reach $313 billion by 2027, analysts at Morgan Stanley predict, with medical-grade wearables like the Apple Watch leading the charge in revenue growth.

More than a quarter-million people were recently affected by a ZOLL Medical data breach that exposed patient names, addresses, dates of birth, limited medical information and some Social Security numbers, the company announced.

As electronic health records (EHRs) continue to play a huge role for healthcare operators, chief information officers have new concerns and priorities to ensure success. With rising cyberattacks on protected medical information about patients, CIOs are putting more importance on cybersecurity.

Cedars-Sinai, a non-profit hospital based in California, is launching a pilot program to outfit 100 patient rooms with a platform powered by Amazon’s voice technology, Alexa. 

CMS, in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), recently proposed new rules to regulate interoperability standards. The rules would impact healthcare providers and plans, and ultimately give patients better access to all their health information—for free.

A report from The Wall Street Journal has led some popular health and wellness apps to cease data sharing with social network company Facebook after the practice was revealed.

CMS has created a podcast called “CMS: Beyond the Policy” to inform industry stakeholders about changes and updates to its policies and programs, the agency announced. 

HHS is pushing new interoperability rules to encourage better care coordination and empower patients to become stronger partners in their care through access to their digital health records––and the industry seems to be on board.

CVS Health is testing out a new store format in three Houston locations that aim to be a health hub for residents in those communities, with more of the store designated for healthcare services. The concept combines digital health offerings and community spaces with in-store services.

Healthcare organizations were targeted in 96 email fraud attacks on average in Q4 2018—an increase of 473 percent, compared to the Q1 of 2017, according to a new report issued by cybersecurity company Proofpoint.