Tony Scott is perhaps the biggest bigwig in information technology. He is the CIO of the United States, with an office on the White House campus. He is the third CIO of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama on February 5, 2015. When it comes to IT in the government: What he says, goes.
Executives at the World Privacy Forum and Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology said that the availability of EHR data is outpacing demand, which means that cybercriminals have to undertake more attacks to steal the same amount of money.
Epic beat Cerner, MEDITECH, McKesson, Allscripts and others again in Healthcare IT News EHR Satisfaction Survey 2016. The big surprise? Most, but not all, of the vendors fared better this time than in 2015.
From treating service members to training clinicians, augmented and virtual reality could soon reshape patient therapy, disease research, medical education and more.
CEO Judy Faulkner discussed her company’s research and development totals for the first time. She also said Epic’s spending outpaces rivals Allscripts, athenahealth and Cerner in R&D.
Doctors spend more than half of their time on EHRs and deskwork and only about 27 percent in direct clinical visits with patients. One researcher said the industry needs to refocus doctors’ efforts from facing computer screens to engaging patients.
Nearly 80 percent of hospital executives indicated that predictive analytics could help them significantly boost care, yet only 31 percent have been using analytics for more than a year, according to a Health Catalyst survey.
The top priority for predictive analytics: 58 percent of respondents agreed that using predictive analytics to alert caregivers about interventions that may prevent health declines among high-risk patients is the most critical reason to use the tools.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has laid it out in black and white for heathcare providers to see: A recent survey by HIMSS found that too many healthcare providers are failing to deploy security basics, such as antimalware tools, firewalls and encryption.
Insisting that device and information encryption is a problem that will not simply go away, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey called for greater collaboration between private sector companies and the federal government.
Healthcare IT News traveled to Epic’s campus to learn how the company thinks about design and usability. Takeaway: Health IT is hard. One vice president even said if she wanted an easier job she could just go to Facebook.
The promise of genomics and personalized care are closer than many realize. But clinical systems and EHRs are not ready yet. While policymakers and innovators play catch-up, here’s a look at what you need to know.
Healthcare IT News traveled to Epic’s Verona, Wisconsin, campus and met with the company’s elusive founder, as well as with Epic Vice President Peter DeVault. The two talked a lot about interoperability – but perhaps not enough to quell critics.
After detonating various strains of ransomware in its lab, security specialist Exabeam learned that because encrypting large data-sets takes time, hospitals hit with ransomware can stop it, if they act quickly.
The first half of 2016 has seen more healthcare organization M&A activity than the same timeframe in 2015 as providers are figuring out how to navigate rapid industry change and emerging payment models, Kaufman Hall said.
Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the precision medicine database on Monday, speaking at its operations center at the University of Chicago.
The project, named Genomic Data Commons, is a National Cancer Institute initiative and is central to the National Cancer Moonshot and Precision Medicine Initiative. Funding of $70 million will be allocated from NCI for cancer genomics projects under PMI.
Kansas Heart Hospital declined to pay the second ransom, saying that would not be wise. Security experts, meanwhile, are warning that ransomware attacks will only get worse.
Patricia Flatley Brennan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a former practicing nurse with a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, will take the lead as director at the National Library of Medicine.
The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals and members of the public worldwide.
Cybersecurity special report: Ransomware will get worse, hackers targeting whales, medical devices and IoT trigger new vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals have set their sights on healthcare. Ransomware is the new normal. And many providers are approaching security all wrong. CIOs, CISOs, ethical hackers and other experts point the way forward.
At Health Datapalooza, the Vice President said healthcare technology is inhibited by data silos and a lack of interoperability. “We need to break down silos that keep research away from the world,” said Vice President Joe Biden at Health Datapalooza. “Researchers aren’t incentivized to share data, but they need to share data to find results more rapidly.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a long-awaited proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, on Wednesday, ushering in some big changes for the ways physicians are assessed for quality of care and use of information technology.