Health IT

Hospital beds may soon be able to transfer information about patients, as one major manufacturer in the space is giving the medical equipment a major upgrade, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has linked up with mobile service provider T-Mobile to improve access to healthcare for veterans through telehealth.

With medical error being a top cause of death in the United States, medical record mistakes can be a big deal. When one college student tried to fix an error in her record, she discovered doing so was an uphill battle, CNBC reported.

Physicians are feeling the burn, and electronic health records are playing a role in symptoms of burnout, according to a recent study published in JAMIA.

Virtual visits are touted as complementary services for fee-for-service providers, but accountable care organizations (ACOs) are leveraging telehealth to replace in-person visits—and the payoff might not be there.

A new report from ProPublica reveals more information about President Trump associates and members of the Mar-a-Lago resort who have been involved in the oversight of the Department of Veteran Affairs’ multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul its electronic health records system.

Telemedicine is a growing service, but its use is still rare among physicians, according to a recent research paper published in Health Affairs.

Two more healthcare companies have joined a blockchain alliance project that aims to use the technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs associated with healthcare provider demographic data changes.

HHS has a new strategy to ease the use of health information technology, including electronic health records. The agency’s draft strategy takes aim at some major complaints clinicians have about using EHRs, including documentation hours taking away from time spent with patients.

More consumers are using telemedicine for a variety of healthcare services, but the overall use is still relatively uncommon, according to a recent study published in JAMA.

A data breach has exposed the records of roughly 2.65 million patients of Atrium Health, a healthcare system in North Carolina and South Carolina. Medical records were not accessed.

Optimizing electronic health records is still an ongoing effort for most healthcare providers, and the challenges might outweigh the benefits when it comes to revenue cycle performance, according to a new analysis and survey from Navigant and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.