Government & Policy
Enterprise Imaging (EI) is imperative to patient care. Without it, diagnoses and patient treatment plans are incomplete. Yet hospitals still face barriers to delivering the enhanced clinical decision-making power driven by improved imaging access and multi-disciplinary teamwork, according to recent HIMSS EI leadership research.
While there seems to be a great deal of both energy and discourse regarding the need for innovation in healthcare, the pace of care delivery model change would certainly not be characterized as hurried.
Along with four big-name healthcare systems – and many other organizations to bolster the cause – the government launched Wednesday a full-on campaign to take out antibiotic-resistant bacteria – superbugs – that kill 23,000 people a year.
In this infographic, we've compiled a list of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently released Stage 3 objectives for hospitals. Click image to enlarge.
Healthcare IT leaders are worried about having enough money to successfully complete healthcare IT projects, according to the findings of the 25th Annual 2014 HIMSS Leadership Survey. Last year the top concern was staffing. Click image to enlarge.
The nursing profession is facing multiple challenges in the years ahead. From the Affordable Care Act and its focus on the introduction of electronic medical records, to the aging U.S. population, nurses are in for major change.
This Commonwealth Fund infographic shows that if healthcare for low-income populations in all states met benchmarks set by higher-income groups in the best-performing states, 30,000 low-income adults and children would have health insurance.
Some 21 million patient records have been stolen, hacked, lost, improperly disposed of and/or subjected to unauthorized access since the Aug. 2009 Breach Notification Rule requiring HIPAA-covered entities provide notification after a data breach involving 500 or more individuals.
Healthcare IT News has covered the rise of social media in healthcare from many angles, including