A pair of population health programs are already reducing non-emergent visits to emergency departments in Louisiana. At the heart of that success are patients tapping technologies and data to manage their health.
Officials in Arkansas are in talks to change the rule prohibiting direct-to-consumer telehealth consults. In Texas, meanwhile, the e-Health Alliance is driving legislation to mandate that licensing boards coordinate appropriate rules.
As cybercriminals continue to assault the healthcare industry, most health executives are elevating data security as a business priority, according to the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, released Tuesday.
Aetna stepped out of Affordable Care Act marketplaces and it's not the only company doing so. Humana, UnitedHealthcare and several Blues will also be selling in fewer regions when the fourth enrollment period opens this fall.
KLAS executive vice president Taylor Davis said that measuring interoperability can get messy because the EHR market is currently immature.
For meaningful use and MACRA, the government uses an IEEE description of interoperability that pre-dates today’s crop of EHRs. Whether or not that will carry the healthcare industry into the future is a matter of some debate.
"Through the use of Acuere, two of our satellite clinics have achieved better blood pressure control than our organization as a whole," said Marianella Napolitano, vice president of performance improvement at Cleveland-based Neighborhood Family Practice.
Sue Murphy, RN, chief experience and innovation officer, patient experience and engagement program, at The University of Chicago Medicine: "One thing we do in keeping senior leaders involved is send information to them in a very data-driven, date-based fashion, so they know they will see certain patient experience outcomes metrics, for example, between the 15th and the 18th of every month."