Health IT

Accountable care organizations aren’t living up to their full potential when it comes to using EHR, according to a recent report from the Office of Inspector General.

Interoperability is the big problem that seems to smack all new entries in the healthcare innovations area.

New York-based healthcare system Mount Sinai has created a new role of chief digital officer, which will be filed by Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, who will also hold the role of executive vice president.

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.