John Bardis announced he is departing as HHS assistant secretary for administration effective April 5.
In a hearing before members of Congress, the CMS principal deputy administrator stressed the importance of giving patients control over their own healthcare.
The Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to let the private sector hammer out the details of implementation of its interoperability and data-sharing framework.
HHS' Office for Civil Rights is investigating Banner Health following a 2016 cyberattack that may have affected 3.7 million patients. The Phoenix-based not-for-profit system anticipates that it may receive negative findings and be fined.
Chief Information Officers Roundtable: As technology drives consumerism, consumerism drives technology
High-tech, high-touch companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Uber are not just knocking on healthcare's front door, they are poised to kick it down. In this roundtable, CIOs from a cross section of hospitals talk about how consumerism is reshaping healthcare.
A mathematical model from Rutgers and Stanford researchers explains how selfies provide distorted facial images and contribute to skewed self-images.
The hire is the latest in the company's healthcare efforts, which include, notably, a collaboration with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase.
HHS chief information security officer Chris Wlaschin has resigned and will leave the post at the end of March. He was involved in the removal of the two HHS officials in charge of the Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.
Using data in the association's cloud-based Precision Medicine Platform, the two organizations will pursue prediction, prevention and treatment techniques for cardiovascular diseases.
Though healthcare organizations are spending more on IT, they're suffering more cyberattacks too. Surveyed organizations experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017.
Hospital executives, vendors and others gathered in Las Vegas last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual meeting were adamant in their belief that healthcare organizations need to stop nibbling at the edges and pick up the pace of embracing consumerism.
The buzz at HIMSS has shifted from meaningful use and health IT adoption, to tapping into artificial intelligence, generating actionable data, and, importantly, embracing consumerism.