Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
08:44 am June 23, 2015
(SPONSORED) Sometimes, we like to think of patient behavior as separate from human behavior, and analyze the two separately. But, patients, like all humans, need to be motivated.
11:00 am June 03, 2015
The U.S. and other countries are trying to find a way to cut down on the number of avoidable ER trips made each year. One of the possible solutions is the development of smart medical homes.
01:50 pm January 20, 2015
A show of hands: Who believes depression or bipolar disorder have no impact on the severity and treatment of a patient’s diabetes and COPD? It's an idea no practicing physician would support. Yet time and again, we act as though mental illness and care can be kept separate from physical ailments.
02:52 pm November 19, 2014
As Congress examines the U.S. public health system's response to Ebola this week, we need to take a look at laws and regulations that inhibit better treatment and increase protection for healthcare workers. Our existing rules and regulations around telemedicine are one such example.
08:16 am November 13, 2014
As a physician who has used and worked on the development team of a number of EMRs and technologies, I am reminded of how powerful, or dangerous, information technology can be both in terms of caring for the patient as well as safeguarding the caregiver.
08:36 am October 21, 2014
The era of Ebola has accelerated the urgency for us to rethink the way we document. John Halamka, MD, thinks the U.S. should adopt Wikipedia and Facebook for clinical documentation; not to use the products themselves, but to embrace their principles.
09:59 am January 20, 2014
We continue to see progress in improving the nation's healthcare system, and a key tool to helping achieve that goal is the increased use of electronic health records by the nation's doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
08:46 am August 26, 2013
I've noticed a trend of late. A significant number of standards efforts are being pushed forwards by funded projects, instead of through unfunded initiatives.
10:33 am February 13, 2013
Improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare is a national priority. While clinical quality measures have been around for some time, they are now taking center stage through federal, state and commercial quality/pay for performance (P4P) initiatives.
01:28 pm January 23, 2013
Today, as in last year’s New Year blog post, I will share with you a few of the ways in which ONC has interacted with you to meet its mission and mandate over the past year.