Population Health

Money and tech
By Jessica Davis 04:20 pm December 03, 2015
HIMSS on Thursday launched its Value Score program, touting it as the first international IT quality measurement for healthcare providers that factors in technological, clinical and financial outcomes.
Phoenix Children's Hospital
By Henry Powderly 03:03 pm December 03, 2015
Nearly 100 hospitals were singled out by The Leapfrog Group this week for performing at the highest levels of quality and safety: lower infection rates, higher high-risk procedure survival rates, shorter lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.
Error screen
By Jessica Davis 10:57 am 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.
Bridge
By Jessica Davis 11:13 am 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.
crystal ball
By John Andrews 09:01 am November 25, 2015
As healthcare shifts from being reactive to proactive, information technology is taking that move a step further through intuitive apps and programs that anticipate patient problems before they happen.
Hiring
By Jessica Davis 11:14 am November 24, 2015
Big majorities of health systems are increasingly looking toward IT outsourcing for complex infrastructure services, citing access to a fully-trained staff and positive return-on-investment as the chief reasons.
Rural road
By Jessica Davis 09:29 am November 24, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the expansion of the USDA Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program with $23.4 million in additional funding for 75 new projects in 31 states.
Connected people
By Jessica Davis 11:04 am November 23, 2015
Susquehanna Health System is one of the latest big providers to notch some big gains by linking EHRs and analytics across its campuses. The organization's leaders share some insights on how they're putting data to work.
Man with smartphone and laptop
By Jessica Davis 05:44 am November 20, 2015
Technology has the "ability to change the marketplace" and the market is set to expand even further over the next two years. Companies are recognizing the shift to consumer-based care and moving toward a more integrated approach.
brain
By Jessica Davis 10:45 am November 19, 2015
Apixio announced today the release of its new cognitive computing platform, Iris, which it says will bring advanced data insights to healthcare by extracting and analyzing medical data previously trapped in electronic health records.

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