(SPONSORED) The year ahead offers some promising trends—and optimizing the full potential of digital health will be the key to real progress.
Children’s National Health System VP, CMIO and CIO Brian Jacobs, MD, said that big screens display information on quality measures that clinicians, patients and family members can view and inquire about correcting when necessary.
Big screens in every hospital unit show quality and safety indicators for doctors, nurses, patients and family members. Children’s has reduced urinary tract infections while improving medication safety and time to treatment.
A U.S. district court jury in Wisconsin has found in Epic Systems' favor, awarding the EHR giant $940 million in damages in its trade secrets lawsuit against Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Services. The massive settlement seems likely to be reduced on appeal.
The bill gives the Veterans Affairs money to digitize claims processing, advance telemedicine, and modernize its electronic health record software, but only once it proves interoperability with the DoD and private sector.
NIST fellow Ronald Ross said the agency is gearing up to publish new best practices that help hospitals avoid and withstand cyberattacks.
The imminent set of best practices will help healthcare organizations become more penetration-resistant, more effective at limiting damage attackers can inflict and ultimately better able to withstand cyberattacks.
IT Process Institute CEO Scott Alldridge said that good security is about having the right controls in place that users cannot circumvent.
Healthcare entities that want to be well positioned against cybersecurity threats must know what resources they have, how those are configured, and tightly control any changes, IT Process Institute chief executive Scott Alldridge said.
The diagnoses of 27.3 percent of patients with depression and 27.7 percent of patients with bipolar disorder were missing from their primary care electronic health records, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association has found.
The move toward population health and alternative payment models has seen providers embracing innovative approaches to care delivery, including significant investments in health information technology, according to the spring 2016 Economic Outlook survey from Premier.
"Our organizations agree that patients should be at the center of their health care and that their providers can be empowered to deliver care that is informed by secure and authorized access to that patient's data, no matter where care has occurred," says Nick Knowlton, CommonWell's membership committee chair.