Names, dates of birth, prescription drugs and dates of service were part of the information compromised when an unencrypted portable computer hard drive goes missing at the Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation.
Officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology had a presence at this year's Connectathon and were glad to use it as an opportunity to leverage support for interoperability.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, the organization that has been at it the longest and has issued the most electronic health record certifications has announced it is out of the game when it comes to certifying.
Five years after the nation's first CTO was named, several lawmakers think arming the position with new authority is the best way to reform how the federal government buys and uses information technology.
Kurt DelBene, longtime Microsoft executive, now the successor to Jeff Zients, the tech-surge czar at the Department of Health and Human Services gives his first detailed interview on what it's going to take to shore Healthcare.gov.
Federal health IT privacy and security advisors are weighing options for new policies, or just good models, for patients to grant caregivers and family members the power of personal health information management.
Among the largest problems Medicare ACOs have encountered are "data inconsistency from CMS" and "translating the data into actionable information." Nevertheless, they're charging ahead -- banking on better care and financial savings.