Healthcare // Policy & Regulation
News & Commentary
Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/9/2014
Comment57 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/8/2014
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Healthcare Data Analytics Gone Wrong
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Healthcare providers need to keep their eye on the right patients as they look for ways to boost revenue and reduce risk.
By Paul Cerrato , 7/1/2014
Comment6 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/30/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 6/26/2014
Comment9 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Free The Data: Goals For Meaningful Use Stage 3
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
Independent report lays out a robust path to interoperability. Will we follow it?
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 6/25/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
23andme, FDA Walk Toward Reconciliation
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Seven months after the FDA told the Google-backed 23andme to stop marketing health results to customers, the government agency agreed to accept the company's first premarket notification report.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/24/2014
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Oracle Documents: Politics Sabotaged Oregon Healthcare Website
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
State officials, not shoddy software, stopped the consumer launch of the Cover Oregon healthcare website, Oracle reportedly says in documents submitted to Congressional committee.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 6/24/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/19/2014
Comment10 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Top 10 Governance, Risk, Compliance Tech Spending Priorities
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
Commentary
Does your IT strategy encompass all aspects of governance, risk, and compliance?
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 6/19/2014
Comment7 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
How Much Should Healthcare Organizations Spend On IT?
Steven Heck, President, MedSys Group
Commentary
Seven steps to help you better position your organization to answer that question.
By Steven Heck President, MedSys Group, 6/18/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
EHRs Move Into Assisted Living Centers
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Assisted living centers find electronic health records help them accommodate residents with more complex care needs and the staffing needed to serve them.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/17/2014
Comment4 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/17/2014
Comment12 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/16/2014
Comment9 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Sorry, AMA: You're Wrong About Telehealth
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
By recommending that doctors be licensed in a patient's state, the American Medical Association places another hurdle in the path of telehealth adoption.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/16/2014
Comment10 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
VA Backlog: Technological Solution Was Subverted
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Computerized reporting is useless when data is kept off the books.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 6/13/2014
Comment4 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/11/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
ONC Releases Healthcare Interoperability Roadmap
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT outlines an ambitious plan to link patients' health records across the entire medical ecosystem.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/6/2014
Comment15 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
ICD-10 Rollout Suggestions For HHS
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sends Department of Health & Human Services laundry list of to-dos to ensure healthcare industry meets new ICD-10 deadline.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/6/2014
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
UK Healthcare Agency Reveals Open Data Blueprint
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
News
NHS England launches research effort to accelerate use of open data to improve care and drive research.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 6/6/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
More Stories
Current Conversations
More Conversations
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Research: Healthcare IT Priorities
Research: Healthcare IT Priorities
Meeting regulatory requirements barely inched out managing digital patient data as the top priority for our 363 healthcare provider IT pros.
Flash Poll
Steal Our Slides
IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking
IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking
It's been a good year for banking and financial services IT pros: Most are satisfied with their job responsibilities, compensation, and job security. Few are looking for a new job, but active job searchers want higher pay.
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join InformationWeek’s Lorna Garey and Mike Healey, president of Yeoman Technology Group, an engineering and research firm focused on maximizing technology investments, to discuss the right way to go digital.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.