December 01, 2015
Health IT is moving toward a consumer engagement focus to fuel population health. But despite a growing patient demand for electronic access to personal health records, technical and political barriers often limit the amount, value and accessibility of data.
November 30, 2015
Innovations in healthcare face challenges without a continuous assessment of growing health IT needs. Furthermore, interoperability is crucial to the effectiveness of IT systems as they move from volume-based to value-based care, a new report from the American Hospital Association shows.
November 25, 2015
Hospital IT departments have a lot on their plates these days. So for the staffs of the 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments to still love their jobs so much, to feel so strongly about the value of what they do, says a lot.
November 19, 2015
CHIME this week implored CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt to address the overreaches of meaningful use, arguing that "the current regulatory framework could stymie efforts to move to value-based reimbursement."
November 18, 2015
As many hospitals pivot toward more advanced technologies to enable care coordination and population health management, a study in Health Affairs suggests that basic EHR adoption is not quite as widespread as some may assume.
November 18, 2015
CMS called for comments on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, and it's raking them in. There are more than 170 comments on the CMS website so far -- most sounding off, expressing frustration.
November 10, 2015
Two industry associations call for modifications to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT draft advisory on interoperability standards.
November 09, 2015
Consumers want health apps to do more for their lives, to "more accurately communicate and monitor their health." But product sophistication and an accurate understanding of consumer profiles limit capability.
November 06, 2015
The rallying cry to do something about the meaningful use program is getting louder and more insistent. Will it make a difference?
November 02, 2015
The first thing Union Hospital of Cecil County CIO Anne Lara wants to talk about is how fabulous her team is. Why does she think this group of 26 is the best?