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Technology optimization: elevating cloud performance

Four analysts from Black Book, Chilmark, KLAS and PwC offer their expert advice for healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders seeking to make cl…

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VA establishes new National Artificial Intelligence Institute

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the National Artificial Intelligence Institute, with the aim of boosting the health an…

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VA establishes new National Artificial Intelligence Institute

NAII will work with veterans and partners across federal agencies, the private sector and academia to prioritize AI research and developmen…

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Taking cybersecurity up a notch: 4 steps to shut down threats

Healthcare organizations have been fighting the good fight against cybercrime for many years. But they still need to up their game. As such…

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Northwell Health deploys chatbot to reduce colonoscopy no-shows

The conversational AI technology, based on Conversa Health’s automated platform, can help inform and calm apprehensions about the invasiv…

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Gay, bisexual men increasingly agree: HIV “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable”

Yet transmission-risk misunderstandings persist, finds large NIH-supported study.

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Health system deploys cost calculator to offer patients price transparency

University Health Care System has replaced the manual process of creating price estimates with a digital tool that’s accurate within 5% …

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USDA announces dozens of grants to support rural telehealth rollouts

Roughly half of the 133 grants announced by the department, totaling $42.5 million, will help bankroll the deployment of telemedicine progr…

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Using the right hardware to support clinical collaboration

The good news for healthcare organizations is that with telehealth solutions, it is much easier to bring professionals and patients togethe…

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Interoperability Institute's virtual testing environment can help with Cures Act compliance

Available on the AWS Marketplace, the new Interoperability Land offers a platform to develop and test different versions of DSTU3, STU3, R4…

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Interoperability Institute's virtual testing environment can help with Cures Act compliance

The Interoperability Institute has launched a simulated healthcare testing environment called Interoperability Land, which aims to help var…

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7 steps to pass, or better yet avoid, an OCR security audit

Troy Young, chief technology officer at AdvancedMD and a cybersecurity expert, offers IT and infosec professionals some useful advice to he…

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John Halamka named president of Mayo Clinic Platform

The longtime CIO and health IT evangelist will leave Boston's Beth Israel Lahey Health to lead digital health strategy at the Rochester, Mi…

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Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

Researchers used data from 46,709 women in the Sister Study.

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RSNA: New imaging, informatics products from Change Healthcare, Google, IBM, others

RSNA's 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the biggest radiology conference in the world, takes place this week at McCormick…

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EU report: Digital tools show 'great potential' for disease prevention

Recent papers have indicated that the uptake of digital tools for healthcare varies across the EU, with the pace of transfor…

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Patient data: Access, privacy & ownership

While patient data offers a trove of information that can be used for further research or population health studies from a government or po…

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Head-to-head comparison finds three anti-seizure drugs equally effective for severe form of epilepsy

NIH-funded research shows no difference in efficacy or adverse effects of commonly used treatments.

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Investigational Drugs Reduce Risk of Death from Ebola Virus Disease

Study Leaders Publish Results from NIH-DRC-WHO Clinical Trial of Four Experimental Therapies.

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2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

2019: Year in ReviewIt's been an eventful year for health IT. Of course, that's been the case every year over the past decade since…

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AMIA encourages NIH to fund FHIR for interoperability and clinical research

The National Institutes of Health issued a request for information earlier this fall, seeking to learn more about how HL7's Fast Health…

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Cerebral organoid model provides clues about how to prevent virus-induced brain cell death

Scientists have determined that La Crosse virus, which can cause inflammation of the brain in children, affects brain cells differently dep…

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China NHDRC partners with Amgen in 3-year program to study aging’s effects on its health system

China National Health Development Research Center (NHDRC), a Chinese national research institution, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (M…

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VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a 17 percent jump in telehealth visits compared with the previous fiscal year, and sa…

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NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2019

NIH is playing a pivotal role in supporting the innovative science underpinning the effort to reduce the incidence of HIV domestically by 7…

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High amounts of screen time begin as early as infancy, NIH study suggests

Children of first-time mothers, those in home-based childcare log most screen time.

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Accelerating Medicines Partnership launches data knowledge portal for Parkinson’s disease

Shared platform to catalyze research collaboration toward biomarker discovery to advance the development disease therapies.

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Eastern equine encephalitis virus poses emergent threat, say NIH officials

Although EEE has existed for centuries, 2019 has been a particularly deadly year for the disease in the United States.

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Scientists find promising drug combination against lethal childhood brain cancers

Studies in cell and animal models reveal insights into cancer cells’ vulnerability that could lead to new strategies against brain cancer…

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HHS, American Society of Nephrology launch Phase 2 of KidneyX project

The Kidney Innovation Accelerator, or KidneyX, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and th…

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