The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will lose its third official since July when current Office of the Chief Scientist head Doug Fridsma steps down at the end of October.
Major lobbyists push to alter the Affordable Care Act's definition of what constitutes a full-time work week, reports The Hill.
Although sepsis mortality rates dropped over the past 20 years, there's more hospitals can do to help prevent the deadly infection.
Back in late March, FierceMobileHealthcare reported on a paper published by a trio of physician that focused on the need for mHealth app review and certification, stipulating the benefits and need given the increasing adoption, and increasing development, of mHealth apps.
The issue of mHealth app review and certification is spurring a healthy professional debate between physicians and highlighting pros and cons in how best to tap such tools while ensuring patient safety, data security and fostering greater app innovation.
Mobile healthcare apps pose "significant potential for harm," and require the development of a risk assessment model as well as a framework for supporting clinical use of apps, according to a new study by Warwick Medical School researchers.
Various federal legislators and other healthcare leaders gathered to share their thoughts on the importance of technology's evolving role in improving patient care at the HIMSS National Health IT Week press conference in the District of Columbia on Thursday afternoon.
Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference when it comes to acute care hospitals, author Susan Neisloss wrote in a recent Hospitals & Health Networks article. To preserve your hospital's reputation, she suggested three elements to a crisis management plan.
Two congressmen are asking the Department of Health and Human Services to develop "clear, easily accessible and up to date regulatory guidance" regarding mobile applications.
The Federal Trade Commission, one of the only federal regulatory agencies contesting healthcare mergers, is scoring successes through a 100-year-old law, the New York Times reported.