Much work remains to be done before genetic content can effectively be incorporated into electronic health records, research from the University of Wisconsin concludes.
Poor communication and coordination is causing physician practice ICD-10 readiness to lag, according to new research released today by the Medical Group Management Association.
State level governance efforts for storing and exchanging citizen data--including health information--are "shaky at best," according to Chad Grant, a senior policy analyst with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.
There is endless technology for ordering a burrito, turning off the air conditioning or turning on a security system from a cellphone. So why can't healthcare be this simple across the board?
England is launching an extensive cancer database tracking all 350,000 new tumors detected each year as well as 11 million historical records going back as far as 30 years, in an attempt to advance personalized medicine.
Electronic health record alerts have helped providers at Stanford Hospital & Clinic to significantly cut back on the use of blood products over the last four years.
A new web-based tool unveiled this week allows providers to determine their return on investment for remote patient monitoring technologies.
Intermountain Healthcare plans to develop and share security best practices with fellow hospitals and healthcare organizations after audits uncovered holes in its overall approach to privacy protection.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has released a 42-page IT framework to help organizations as they shift to accountable care organizations (ACOs).
As hospitals and healthcare facilities continue to adopt electronic tools to store and share patient data, some are turning to cloud-based tools to meet their needs. What that means for privacy and protection still is very much up for debate, as evidenced in the tone of a discussion panel at last week's Health Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C.
Urban pediatric clinics could better communicate with hard-to-reach populations through use of digital technologies, including email and smartphones, according to a study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
A sympathetic avatar named Molly guides physical therapy patients through their exercises in a pilot project at San Mateo Medical Center in California. The avatar can modulate her tone of voice and facial expressions, interview patients in English or Spanish, and use the 3-D cameras of a Kinect device to guide patients through their rehabilitation.
Three pillars--analytics, care improvement and patient engagement--are key to population health management, health IT leaders say.