The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has passed two rules that will help patients have more control over their health data.
UK-born health tech start-up Medopad has acquired a Silicon Valley outfit Sherbit just two months after expanding into the US.
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Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce will work together to drive common standards for exchanging health information in the US.
Founder Elizabeth Holmes, and its former COO, Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani, are accused of being involved in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud investors.
The move allows US iPhone users to share their health record data with third-party apps from autumn, meaning developers can use data to create more personalised services.
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The vast US healthcare industry is slowly seeing the benefits of a decade of investment in IT systems, but much remains to be done before it achieves the full productivity benefits of digitisation.
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Dr Robert Wachter, US celebrity author of ‘The Digital Doctor’, will lead a review into the digital future of the NHS, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.
Cerner has been selected by the US Department of Defense to provide a new electronic health record system for the US military.
Health IT suppliers have been called out for blocking information flows to promote their narrow economic interests ahead of the biggest US health IT event of the year.
As many as 80 million customers of US health insurer, Anthem, have had their personal information stolen in a hacking attack for which it has apologised on its website.