As Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center considers a critical care data open application for patients and families, CIO and physician John Halamka shares his family's experience with his father's end-of-life care.
Mobile health clinics enable underserved patients to access and consult with specialists at the University of Miami Health System. Participants are hoping the effort will tap IT to "transform care in an organized way."
Has mHealth reached its tipping point? Speakers at the World Congress on mHealth and Telehealth suggest that indeed it has, and that a new paradigm is emerging in which doctors will "do what they should on mobile, not what they can on mobile."
The Mass. Medical Society hopes a law conditioning physician licensure on meaningful use demonstration will be flexibly enforced — and that other IT requirements for payment reforms won't overwhelm smaller practices.
In part because of the ruling and in part because of diverse state interests, there is a national mosaic of health law: employer taxes based on Medicaid expansion, experimental Medicaid-exchange policies and unanswered questions about federal preemption and state single payer programs.
The former CMS administrator and Harvard professor explained that even Massachusetts healthcare system is "not going to be sustainable without major changes and improvements," and that will be part of his political platform.
While a “cancer” in society was expectantly expressed, multiple technologies were employed to collect data and synthesize into a format that provided law enforcement with the informatics needed to isolate and ultimately expunge the offending sources.
Arizona used $9 million in federal funding toward an HIX. But that was before it decided not to build its own marketplace. At least 7 other states have made similar decisions after spending federal grants. Here's where that money went.
Amid concerns over gun violence, HHS's Office of Civil Rights is trying to clarify HIPAA's role in reporting individuals with mental illness deemed potentially dangerous to the national background check system, while seeking input on current practices.
Social media and mobile health technologies facilitate communication more effectively than even before, but all the information and all the images, as useful as they are, might provoke mental health issues down the road.
In a case pitting the AMA and other medical societies against the biotech industry, the Supreme Court will consider whether genes or gene mutations can be patented. How a ruling either way would impact personalized medicine is also up for debate.