March 03, 2015
Until recently, technology-enabled efforts to improve population health relied heavily on the use of claims data alone. While there is evidence this approach has merit, there is also a new opportunity to take these efforts to the next level.
February 26, 2015
Hospitals and physician practices have been slow to adopt online platforms that allow them to connect with patients at home or on their mobile devices. However, patients will increasingly demand online connections with their providers.
February 18, 2015
Social networking concepts, mobile devices, analytics and cloud are key tactics for the success of any IT organization.
February 11, 2015
Realizing the return on investment from implementations of population health management technologies can take years. But there are approaches to optimizing programs for an earlier ROI.
January 21, 2015
How can we reduce the anxiety of interoperability? For many use cases, FHIR is our best hope for the future, says John Halamka, MD.
January 14, 2015
In an era where medicine is highly specialized and different specialties are involved in the care of a patient, intelligent use of information technology is essential to help providers, payers and patients achieve better care management outcomes while simultaneously improving cost and quality of care.
December 04, 2014
Organizations that can successfully leverage proprietary data, rather than publicly available algorithms, stand a greater chance of improving outcomes and reducing the occurrence of preventable readmissions.
November 24, 2014
Medical imaging practices have been doing more with less for longer than most other specialties. In fact, there are many ways in which imaging can serve as a blueprint for other stakeholders as healthcare moves toward value-based and accountable care delivery models.
November 14, 2014
Although there are myriad benefits associated with electronic health records, a 2013 study shows that many physicians see a significant downside to the EHR -- it gives them less quality time to interact with their with patients.
October 20, 2014
As the healthcare industry works toward Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, web portals are becoming a "must-have" for improving patient engagement and facilitating meaningful patient-provider communication.