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The utilization of telehealth by older patients is linked to perceived privacy and security, performance and effort expectancy, according to a study published April 4 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

About 3 percent of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) also have severe mitral stenosis and are at a greater risk of long-term adverse events, researchers reported in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Healthcare cybersecurity insurance claims in 2017 made up 17 percent of total claims—but accounted for 28 percent of costs related to breaches, roughly $65 million of a total $229 million, according to the 2017 Cyber Claims Study by NetDiligence.

Royal Philips and Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) are introducing a tele-ultrasound tool to the healthcare market, according to a March 26 Philips release.

Researchers from New York and California recently used MRI to determine prenatal exposure to commonly used antidepressants in pregnant women may be associated with impacted fetal brain development—particularly in areas crucial to emotions.

Online message boards giving medical advice about implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) are only accurate about half the time, according to research set to be presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2018.

A team of researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have developed a new method for cardiac MRI that can be complete in just 90 seconds. The technique also allows patients to breathe during testing, with promises of more accurate, more reliable results.

According to research published April 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, nonmetastatic breast cancer patients with sarcopenia, or low muscle mass, may have a higher mortality rate than those without.

Insurance companies are beginning to decide what they’ll charge and whether to participate on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges for 2019, with Matt Eyles, the next CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), saying it’s “not a pretty picture right now” for individual market insurers.

The American Medical Association has joined with Google to kick off a contest to collect ideas of novel approaches to improving mobile health technology, including wearables and smartphone apps, to improve the flow of information between patients and physicians. The goal is to streamline technology to improve management of chronic diseases.

The cost of informal caregiving for Americans with heart disease and stroke is projected to more than double over the next two decades, increasing from $61 billion in 2015 to $128 billion by 2035, according to a policy statement published April 9 in Circulation.

Omni MedSci, a healthcare technology startup, has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the company infringed four patents in developing the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor.