A telemedicine adoption model, similar to one used to compare trauma centers across the United States, was unveiled at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago last week.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison a new tool may make it easier for patients to pull blood samples from home.
More than 30 healthcare providers and organizations are supporting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to expand broadband access across the state.
Telemedicine is maturing from a specialty service into a mainstream form of healthcare, according to REACH Health's first annual telemedicine survey.
Advocate Health Care is using data analytics to risk stratify their entire patient population--a departure from the traditional approach of focusing on the most costly-to-treat patients. Execs from the country's largest ACO outlined the program at a HIMSS session this week.
Interoperability of electronic health information is often blocked by developers of the tools or "greedy medical centers that refuse to send records to rival providers," and the federal government must take steps to fix the problem, according to a post by the editorial board of the New York Times.
Some whopping fines for HIPAA violations could be handed down later this year, according to a privacy attorney, who adds that OCR has a "significant pipeline of unprecedented settlement agreements."
Successful population health management blends predictive analytics, chronic care management, a timely feedback mechanism and measurable outcomes. It's a tall order, to be sure, but at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago, the Marshfield Clinic offered some insight into making it all work.
Expansion of telemedicine services reimbursed by Medicare may be left out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's 21st Century Cures bill, according to a Politico article citing industry sources.
Though family history plays an important role in the recommended treatment for individual patients, too often physician bias and lack of time and accuracy stymie the collection of that information, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said in a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago Thursday morning.
Kaiser Permanente is setting its sights on Georgia for health IT, announcing it will create about 900 tech jobs in Atlanta over the next four years.
The HITECH Act has stimulated adoption of digital infrastructure in healthcare to improve care and reduce costs, but problems with usability, interoperability and the fee-for-service paradigm require further government action, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Former President George W. Bush told attendees at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago on Wednesday that the role of technology is the reason he's optimistic about the future of healthcare in the United States.
From 2008 to 2014 the healthcare industry saw major growth in the adoption of electronic medical records and the ability to exchange information.
Precision medicine will require robust clinical databases of patient medical histories that physicians can use together with genomic data to tailor individual treatments, according to a commentary published in the journal Nature.
Before taking the reins as CIO for the provider side at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ed McCallister served in the same capacity on the payer side of the organization. Having both points of view, he said, has helped him to view patients more as consumers.
While early reaction from the health IT community to the sustainable growth rate bill passed overwhelmingly by the Senate late Tuesday has been fairly positive, questions remain about what lies ahead for providers, Congress and federal agencies.
The legislatures of Washington state and Minnesota are advancing bills requiring insurance companies to pay providers for telemedicine services on parity with that of in-person visits.
Community health exchange is set to receive a financial boost thanks to a Health and Human Services Department initiative announced Tuesday afternoon at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.