Health IT

UnityPoint Health, a hospital network based in the Midwest, is stepping up to invest in digital health and healthcare services solutions with a new $100 million venture fund, UnityPoint Health Ventures Innovation Fund.

Healthcare organizations are keeping an eye on technology behemoths, which are the new entrants and competitors in the healthcare industry.

An emergence of fake medical news and untrustworthy medical advice on social media has led to the creation of a new type of role at Jefferson Health, a health system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 

Proposed rules to mitigate one of the biggest obstacles to value-based care––interoperability––and provide patients with access to their own health information for free are being met with privacy and security concerns from industry stakeholders.

Electronic wearables that can monitor heart rates, steps and more vital signs are becoming more prevalent across the healthcare space, but the use of these devices is not all on the up and up. Instead of helping people stay on track with their health goals, meticulously tracking symptoms can actually sometimes make them feel worse, Wired reported.

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.