In additional comments to Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on healthcare data transparency, the West Health Institute and the Pacific Business Group of Health (PBGH) also have also composed letters to the two officials.
Technology to power population health management is improving, but still has a ways to go to truly fulfill its promise, according to three panelists who will be speaking at the Health IT Summit in Seattle next week.
More patient portals are available at healthcare facilities across the U.S., but 40 percent of patients don't know about the systems, according to a survey by TechnologyAdvice.
Provider adoption of telemedicine solutions is largely driven by the need to fill gaps in patient care, particularly among hospitals, according to HIMSS Analytics' 2014 Telemedicine Study, published on Wednesday.
If your organization keeps a tight rein on access to its data used for analysis, does that keep it secure? No it doesn't, according to Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Yiscah Bracha.
With the recent growth of mergers and acquisitions in health IT, hospitals are coming across unexpected costs when trying to integrate computer systems.
In response to lawmakers' call for comments on healthcare data transparency, three industry organizations sent letters asking that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services release more data--and in a more useable form.
Technology is not just helping hospitals save money; in some cases it is helping them make it. Both MedStar Health, in the Baltimore region, and Cleveland Clinic are developing and selling technology to supplement their overall revenue, according to an article in the Washington Post.
Four years after announcing plans to build a brand new complex, Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital is on the verge of opening what's being described as "one of the first 'digital hospitals' in the United States."
Accountable Care Organizations have made little progress in improving their health IT capabilities in the past year, according to a new survey by the eHealth Initiative.
Electronic health record interoperability and the incorporation of unique device identifiers (UDI) into electronic health data sources--including EHRs--are necessary for patient data registries and UDI systems to realize their potential, according to Josh Rising, director of medical devices for the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Policy changes alone will not adequately spur the adoption of telehealth as a means to fulfill the Triple Aim of improving access and quality of care while decreasing costs, the Center for Connected Health Policy has concluded.
The alignment and advancement of workforce training curriculum in health information management and health IT are the focus of a new international council established by the American Health Information Management Association.
When it comes to management of patients with complex, high-cost conditions, health IT and analytics efforts are "underdeveloped," according to researchers from Boston-based Partners HealthCare and the Commonwealth Fund.
As the digital landscape of healthcare continues to change, so do the jobs of those in the industry--including the role of CIO.
This year could be the inflection point in adoption of eVisits as technological advances and pressures to reduce costs and improve care boost the option, according to a Deloitte report.
Telemedicine may be a big boost to helping employers trim their bottom line, with new analysis saying the emerging technology could save U.S. companies hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in costs.
In addition to government initiatives driving more accountability in patient care, concerns around lowering medication errors and adverse drug events are steadily increasing the value of the global market for medication management, according to a new report.