From the minute a patient is admitted to the hospital and for months after he or she leaves, providers are committed to ensuring a return visit doesn't happen--and health IT is aiding in that effort.
In this special report, find out how provider organizations view technology's role in preventing readmissions, what programs they have under way to battle the problem and the challenges they face. Special Report
When getting patients involved in their own healthcare, Myra Davis says Texas Children's Hospital wants to ensure that it's not "patient engagement for patient engagement sake."
"We want to make sure we're actually making a difference, especially when getting patients to use e-health, patient portals and other tools," the CIO and senior vice president of the 595-bed Houston-based facility tells FierceHealthIT.
In this exclusive interview, Davis also discusses the bevy of IT projects her organization is juggling, the most challenging part of her work and how she sees health IT impacting the role of CIO in the future. Interview
Amid the push to improve interoperability between providers using disparate electronic health record systems, the importance of health information exchanges (HIEs) cannot be overlooked.
For this special report FierceHealthIT spoke with officials from three thriving HIEs about their current models for success, as well as future plans to remain relevant and challenges to sustainability. Report
"It used to be that the limiting step for using and accessing your information was the technology that it's stored on," Marko tells FierceHealthIT. "But this is where the idea for an information technology department came from; we said that it's about the infrastructure and also about the information that's on it, but the technology part of things is really the central focus."
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, Marko shares his thoughts on the buzz and origins of "big data," as well as the importance of chief data officers for provider organizations. Interview
For many patients, access and affordability often are the most important determinants as to where, when and how they will receive care.
To that end, CVS Health's status as a disruptor in the healthcare industry continues to grow. Read more...
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