Health Care Technology

DirectTrust touts nearly 100,000 provider users

The number of trusted Direct addresses able to share protected health information grew 15 percent to nearly 1.5 million in the second quarter, the …

Health Care

Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution

The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become …

Medical Technology

This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

<b>(CNN) —</b> A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach.<p>Engineers at ETH Zurich used 3-D printing to make a soft, artificial heart made of the implantable material, according to research published last week in the journal Artificial Organs.<p>Though the …

Medicine

AHIMA unveils standardized request for information form for HIPAA compliance

Designed to help providers as more patients exercise their rights to access their health data, the new tool comports with guidelines from both OCR …

Health Care

Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT threat, Survey Says

Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their …

Technology

Former athenahealth CFO joins Arcadia Healthcare Solutions

Karl Stubelis aims to help guide growth at the technology company.

Chief Accounting Officers

US Digital Service continues to focus on health IT for VA, CMS under Trump

The agency is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a MACRA API and with the Department of Veterans Affair on digital tools …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

GAO official: VA must improve clinician productivity tracking

In testimony this past week before the House of Representatives' Committee on Veterans Affairs, Randall Williamson, director of healthcare at the …

Health Care

OnePlus 5 can't complete emergency services calls in US, UK | Pocketnow

OnePlus 5 users across the web, including on Reddit, are sending reports to the OEM about incomplete calls to emergency services. Most of the reports …

Emergency Medicine

Who's responsible for protecting patient data in the cloud?

Cybersecurity experts lay out the facts, and misperceptions, about securing data in the cloud. The answer is not so simple.

Cybersecurity

DoD rolls out Cerner EHR at second military site

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor in Washington State has transitioned to the MHS GENESIS electronic health record from Cerner, the U.S. Department of …

U.S. Department of Defense

Cerner hires VA technology expert to help with Vista overhaul strategy

David Waltman has worked in two capacities at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and most recently at startup focused on better using health IT to …

Veterans Health Administration

Some OnePlus 5s are reportedly rebooting after dialing 911

Some OnePlus 5 users are unable to call emergency services on their devices, according to user complaints on Reddit. A handful of OnePlus 5 owners have complained that the device will reboot itself once 911 is called, preventing them from reaching emergency services.<p>Reddit user Nick Morelli noticed …

Technology

Medical Technology: The Innovators Disrupting Healthcare

Healthcare companies receive plenty of media attention. Unfortunately, it’s often negative attention directed at pharmaceutical companies accused of …

Health Care

Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient

Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient.<p>It’s already started with a smattering of hospitals around the U.S. including Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego, MetroSouth Medical Center in Chicago …

Health Care

3D-printed silicone heart beats like the real thing

Advanced 3D printing and manufacturing techniques that can produce soft machines could save a lot of lives in the future. They could be used to make not just soft robots for search and rescue, but also temporary organs for people on the transplant waiting list, like the artificial heart created and …

Medicine

Aetna replacing security passwords with machine learning tools

The company turned to a behavior-based security system that knows users by what they use and how they use it.

Machine Learning

Oscar Health CEO on GOP Health Bill, Medical Technology

Mario Schlosser, Oscar Health's chief executive officer, discusses the GOP health-care bill and the company's medical technology with Bloomberg's …

How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft

The healthcare industry has been slow to address the dangers of hacking, and breaches are on the rise. Security pros must be more proactive in …

Identity Theft

What hospitals using cloud storage should know about Verizon's data breach

As many as 14 million U.S. customers of the telecommunications company were exposed after a user mistake caused a database to go public online.

Cloud Computing

Senate revises healthcare bill, keeps Cruz amendment for 'skinny' coverage

Senate bill would allow insurers to sell bare bones plans to one segment of the population while offering healthier sector a lower premium rate.

Health Care

BloomAPI locks down $2.4M to fix medical record releases

Seattle-based BloomAPI is announcing a $2.4 million seed round led by Founders’ Co-op this morning for its solution to the broken medical records release process. It’s no secret that the entire U.S. healthcare system is held back by antiquated technology — but unlike many competitors, BloomAPI …

Technology

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — …

Robotics

GE Healthcare buys clinical outcomes consulting firm Novia Strategies

Consultants bring proven methodologies and first-hand clinical experience in hospital operations.

Digital Health

Embattled eClinicalWorks racks up 3 more new customers

Central Florida ACO, NEXT ACO of Nature Coast and Space Coast ACO have contracted for the vendor’s population health technology.bill

Digital Health

Despite overtime and weekends, cybersecurity professionals are happy

These days, healthcare CIOs need to be especially concerned with whether their CISOs and other cybersecurity professionals are happy in their jobs.

Cybersecurity

ONC leaders see Silicon Valley-like future for EHR interoperability

Top leaders at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT offered a taste of what ONC’s main priorities are in the near-term and suggested …

Silicon Valley

LA medical group uses telemedicine to fight child blindness in Armenia

U.S. eye specialists reach out through a special system based in part on Skype for Business.

Medical Technology

The MLB Home Run Derby Runs On This Weird Medical Technology

For most of Major League Baseball’s history, the distance that a player hit a home run was anybody’s guess. But starting in 1990, measuring the …

Baseball

Private equity can be a lucrative option for bold investors

How many times have you seen a product you liked and wished you could buy shares in the company – only to find it was privately held?<p>Well, with private-equity funds, investors with good-sized portfolios can buy into companies that have hitherto been the preserve of institutional investors and …

Finance