11:48 am December 02, 2015
There is mounting evidence that clinical decision support tools can significantly improve patient outcomes. Not only is this good news for the patient, it is also good news for our entire healthcare delivery system.
09:39 am November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
07:20 am November 18, 2015
Big Data has unbridled potential to transform the healthcare industry in ways that promise more proactive, more informed and more efficient care.
09:30 am July 29, 2015
As we envision the next generation of electronic tools, support for team-based care with handoff management and closed-loop communication among the stakeholders will be the most important new features.
09:43 am July 15, 2015
Developed in fee-for-service environment, EHRs are designed to address the workflows within a given office or hospital, and are created more as documentation tools from which billings can be generated. They are not designed for collaboration across organizations.
12:44 pm May 12, 2015
Having the right imaging strategy in place is essential not just to providers' bottom lines, but also to the effective care of patients as the industry implements more interconnected healthcare processes.
01:38 pm February 24, 2015
Payers' involvement in patient care, and their access to clinical data, has remained limited. They have traditionally relied on claims data to build care management applications and cost reduction programs.
08:26 am February 20, 2015
Enough talk about information technology's use in the practice of medicine. Health IT must become the practice of medicine.