What Keeps CIOs and CISOs up at Night?
While external hacks of health data went up in 2016, most data breaches are still internal, making security concerns doubly challenging for CIOs and CISOs.
Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost-Effective?
Rand Corp study throws cold water on telehealth enthusiasm, suggests virtual visits actually increase overall costs despite savings on initial visit.
Health IT Playing Significant Role in Reforming US Healthcare System
As the federal government evaluates the viability of the ACA, HIMSS reasserts a commitment to improving healthcare via information technology.
How the Cloud Is Improving Healthcare in Remote Populations
With 70 percent of the population in rural villages, India is effectively using cloud-based services and technologies to improve care for citizens nationwide.
Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, for Health Spending Increases
Even while it improves patient care, healthcare technology accounts for one-third to two-thirds of per capita health care spending growth.
C-Suiters: Keep an Eye on These Technologies in 2017
What do you know about liquid biopsies and LED infection control? You’ll probably hear about both new technologies in the near future.
Researchers Propose a Way to Use Your Heartbeat as a Password
A future where everyone wears biometric devices to track heart rate as a form of identification? It’s not as futuristic as it might sound.
Despite Financial Obstacles, Healthcare Leaders Need to Go All-In on Cybersecurity
Because spending on cybersecurity is an investment without a definite financial return, IT leaders have to focus on the potential costs of a breach.
Potential for Healthcare APIs to Revolutionize the Industry
Can non-clinical people help improve healthcare? Sure they can, and APIs are the tool they need to contribute technically without going to medical school.
America has a Rural Healthcare Crisis. Technology Can Help.
Dozens of rural hospitals have closed in the last several years, and hundreds more are on the brink. How can we ensure access to care for those outside urban areas?
Big Data, Interoperability Top Black Book’s Trends for 2017
Healthcare IT spending will fall by 13 percent in 2017, according to survey, as hospitals focus on optimizing EHRs instead of purchasing new systems.
The Health Data Conundrum
With 2017 expected to be more challenging than 2016 in terms of data insecurity, it’s time to disaggregate data and make patients the owners of their information.
Healthcare Gets a “D” on Cybersecurity Report Card
Healthcare can expect more sophisticated attacks in the coming year as the industry remains the preferred target for hackers.
Cures Law Passed – Health IT Interoperability Will No Longer Be Voluntary
Is your organization blocking the sharing of patient data with appropriate recipients? The 21st Century Cures Act levies $1 million fines for not playing nice.
Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs
Digital therapeutics are thriving and can prevent and treat chronic disease effectively and at a low cost.
Roles Shifting for Health IT Execs as EHR Transition Winds Down
Now that CIOs are spending less time implementing EHRs, they need to be more heavily invested in improving patient care outcomes through higher-value healthcare.
Top 10 Reasons Doctors Fear Digital Health
Among a host of concerns, doctors fear liability for overlooking remote data that eventually proves harmful to the patient.
Time to Treat Telemedicine as Just “Medicine”
With value-based service, providers are looking at more avenues for improving care and are less concerned with getting insurance to pay for remote visits.
Give IT a Seat at the Table
Too many healthcare IT projects are overly ambitious and ultimately disappointing. Run IT departments like independent business units to create achievable goals.
Big Data: Blind Man with the Elephant
The encouraging characteristic of big data analytics is that the technology need not be perfect to yield valuable results.