12:13 pm March 31, 2015
We are at a cusp of the consumer driven health revolution. But to succeed, we need a new approach: one that goes beyond the apps and the sensors and makes better use of APIs to deliver the interoperability and security required to overcome our current challenges.
08:30 am March 24, 2015
Joseph Kvedar, MD, recently wrote about the sign posts on the road to connected health adoption. Here, he outlines the connected health sign posts that are driving the change in attitude from "healthy skeptic" to "fear of missing out."
09:28 am March 02, 2015
Some pundits have suggested that ONC step aside and return all aspects of health IT policy and technology to the private sector. Others have suggested top-down command and control, including centralized governance to ensure interoperability.
07:57 am October 21, 2014
A few weeks ago I was sitting in a conference room with the senior executive team from one of the top academic medical centers in the country. By way of introduction, the CIO said, "OK everyone, let me make this simple. Pay attention. Cost accounting is sexy." Now, that's four words most folks in healthcare would never expect to hear. Yet, an hour...
08:45 am September 04, 2014
The daunting task of connecting fragmented data is the responsibility of providers and insurance providers after the adoption of EHR systems. How can this process be simplified?
08:13 am April 18, 2014
For many years, healthcare providers have sought to rein in the skyrocketing costs of medical imaging procedures through prior authorization. But new computerized clinical decision support and predictive modeling technologies may prove to be more effective weapons in the battle to reduce costs and improve quality in medical imaging.
11:31 am April 14, 2014
The first quarter of 2014 is over and yet we are still witnessing EHR system vendors asking the government for more time, or to lessen the certification demands, for Stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Meaningful Use of EHRs program.
08:40 am April 10, 2014
Let's be honest. We shouldn't be surprised that an ICD-10 delay became law. It's a concept that is easier to hate than embrace.
08:22 am February 11, 2014
The Medical Group Management Association released a very interesting study last week. They surveyed 570 physician group practices on the state of their ICD-10 preparations.
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.