Chronic Disease Management

By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 20, 2014
The latest edition of HIMSS Analytics' "Essentials of the U.S.
By Mike Miliard 10:47 am January 07, 2014
For the past two years, our "Benchmarks" column, written in collaboration with HIMSS Analytics, has spotlighted different facets of health information technology and tracked their growth. As Healthcare IT News celebrates 10 years, we take a look at the past decade -- a period of remarkable change.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am December 20, 2013
HIMSS Analytics was founded back in 2004, and has been tracking data relating to IT purchasing, processes and products ever since – most notably with its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Models, which seeks to help hospitals and ambulatory providers track their progression toward a fully-paperless environment.
Automated care gets a long-term look
By Mike Miliard 11:01 am December 12, 2013
Seeking ways in which IT can enable more coordinated care outside traditional settings, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute is launching a five-year study to explore new technologies and new approaches to chronic disease management.
By Mohan Ponnudurai 12:00 am October 20, 2013
The recent ruling from the FDA requiring medical device companies to include unique device identification on all products will allow regulators to track goods, monitor them for safety and expedite recalls.
By Anthony Brino 09:13 am July 15, 2013
Safety net providers have had some struggles with open source software, but researchers from the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center see "ample evidence to indicate that these systems created workflow efficiencies within their clinical environments," and say the government should offer more funding assistance.
By Erin McCann 09:55 am July 09, 2013
When ONC reported to Congress last month on both the HITECH Act's achievements and the barriers left to overcome, officials cited notable progress seen across the Beacon Community projects. Hawaii Island Beacon Community is one of them, with 84 percent of primary care physicians having adopted electronic health records.
By Diana Manos 10:26 am July 08, 2013
Concerns about integration challenges notwithstanding, more accountable care organizations are using remote patient monitoring technology and hoping for a return on investment, a new study shows.
By Jeff Rowe 09:55 am June 19, 2013
With all the changes buffeting the healthcare sector, these days, it's easy to overlook what's happening to the nation's supply of doctors. According to a 2012 report, "the United States is projected to confront a shortage of 91,500 doctors by 2020." One potential solution to that shortage is being built as we speak.
By Jeff Rowe 03:35 pm May 28, 2013
Electronic health records are a big investment, so it's not surprising that many providers are both wary of taking on the burden of a transition from paper to EHRs and skeptical that it's really going to help them provide better care. That's where the patient-centered medical home comes in.

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