Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer with specialties in healthcare, technology, politics and policy.
By Diana Manos 11:46 am June 10, 2014
The majority of healthcare providers in the U.S. have registered to participate in the electronic health record incentive program, with payments continuing to flow as providers meet meaningful use.
By Diana Manos 08:11 am June 10, 2014
In recent years, with the bulk of effort in health IT going toward the development, implementation and use of the technology, some experts claim that not enough thought has gone into how health data fits in. And that means it holds great potential for transformation.
By Diana Manos 11:08 am June 09, 2014
As the U.S. shifts to new value-based reimbursement models, empowered patients -- and the personal health information they generate -- will be key to their success.
By Diana Manos 09:18 am June 09, 2014
Placing anything but personal health information first is putting the cart before the horse. Policymakers and providers would be wise to focus more on empowering patients with their personal health information before all else.
By Diana Manos 10:18 am June 06, 2014
Interoperability, the Achilles heel of electronic health record progress has been in the limelight since the beginning of the stimulus package incentive funding for EHR adoption. Against that backdrop, ONC on Thursday offered a 10-year plan for achieving interoperability.
By Diana Manos 03:49 pm June 05, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT laid down its primary means of achieving the exchange of a "basic set of essential health information."
By Diana Manos 12:04 pm June 05, 2014
HHS Secretary Sebelius has called upon app developers to use their creative magic to change the healthcare landscape. With announcements this week on winners of various federal and private app development contests, here are a few of the front-runners.
By Diana Manos 11:08 am June 04, 2014
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the U.S. government will continue to offer open access to data as fuel for healthcare innovation.
By Diana Manos 03:18 pm June 03, 2014
Big Data provides the canvas and paint to the creators of healthcare apps, says HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
By Diana Manos 10:34 am June 03, 2014
At Health Datapalooza this week, exactly how information gets analyzed is up for new ways to be disrupted, revamped and rethought. The theme: endless possibilities. In fact, the ways that the gathering of the appropriate data and the analysis of it can improve health outcomes is astounding. But first the right data must to be collected.