Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are warning patients and physicians about using smart pills until research can prove their successfulness.
September 21, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The federal government has fined three Boston hospitals nearly $1 million for potential HIPAA violations regarding a documentary series.
September 20, 2018 | EHR & EMR
After implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) system, an orthopedic clinic saw its labor costs and staff documentation time significantly increase during the first several months before then returning to previous levels, according to a study.
September 20, 2018 | Interoperability
The best way to solve interoperability issues in healthcare is through the use of application program interfaces (APIs), Pew Charitable Trusts argues in its latest report.  
September 20, 2018 | Privacy & Security
A Pennsylvania health insurance company issued a notice following a security incident that exposed the private health information of some members.
September 20, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
In a recent blog post, the Department of Health and Human Services said it’s releasing materials to encourage physicians to take advantage of telemedicine tools in the ongoing effort to stop the opioid epidemic and better help patients who can’t easily access treatment.
September 19, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Humana and Fitbit are expanding their partnership to allow more than 5 million of the insurer’s members to potentially have access to Fitbit wellness solutions or health coaching.
September 19, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Twenty-three percent of healthcare providers have no plans to adopt speech recognition into their electronic health records (EHR) system despite it being an “effective, proven tool,” according to a new report.
September 19, 2018 | EHR & EMR
About 40 percent of physicians are dissatisfied with electronic health record (EHR) design and interoperability, according to a survey conducted by the Physicians Foundation.
September 18, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Singapore researchers have developed a portable device that can accurately screen for several diseases and infections.
September 18, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Could medical scribes help solve the issue of physician burnout and ease the electronic health record (EHR) documentation burden? Based on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, they can.
September 18, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Twila Brase—the president of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and healthcare policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, a libertarian thinktank—thinks electronic health records (EHRs) cause plenty of problems for physicians and patients. They contribute to burnout, distraction and inefficiencies.
September 18, 2018 | Clinical Practice
According to a recent report by the Associated Press, therapists are increasingly taking advantage of virtual reality (VR) therapy to help patients get over their fears.
September 18, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
On Monday, Sept. 17, Indianapolis-based TriMedx announced plans to buy the healthcare technologies division of Aramark Corporation for $300 million. The two companies have signed a definitive agreement and expect the transaction to be completed by the end of the year.
September 17, 2018 | Privacy & Security
A Brooklyn hospital emergency room worker is being accused of stealing private patient records and selling them through an encrypted phone application, according to a report by the New York Daily News.