The president's proposed 2015 budget includes $3.9 billion for IT projects within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The funds will be focused on expanding digital access to services and eliminating the claims backlog, according to an announcement.
When Steward Health Care System first embarked on its journey as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization in January 2012, the process was akin to building a plane and flying it at the same time, according to Dominique Morgan-Solomon, vice president of population health for the Boston-based provider. To that end, analytics were vital to her work.
Among hospital CIOs polled for healthsystemCIO.com's February survey, remote monitoring technology is "nice to have," but not a "must have."
Could behavioral medicine lead the web data revolution? A recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association outlined how this could come to pass, exploring the value of "digital footprints" left on search engines and social media and how they can yield health insights.
As the use of technology in healthcare becomes more ubiquitous, one question that deserves more attention is that of the role of nurses in making development and implementation decisions; essentially, what should that role be?
The U.S. is living in a 21st century world with a 20th century delivery system, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a speech delivered last week at Care Innovation Summit 2014 hosted by The Aspen Institute and The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.
When it comes to hospital mergers and acquisitions, technology and informatics processes often times may be relegated to afterthought status as financial and business objectives win priority. To that end, Joseph Schneider, VP and CMIO for the north division of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, stresses the importance of both education and patience.
Use of patient portals and electronic visits had no significant impact on the frequency of face-to-face primary care visits for adults in a trial, researchers from the Mayo Clinic have found.
There have been plenty of reports on the dangers of robot-assisted surgery, but here's some good news out of the University of California at Los Angeles--robotic-assisted prostate surgery offered better cancer control than traditional "open" surgery in a trial.
National health IT coordinators past and present agreed interoperability is a multilayered issue that encompasses more than just the exchange of data.
A virtual-reality treatment may provide relief for amputees suffering from phantom-limb pain, according to a study published this week in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 will go on as planned with no further delays or extensions, but Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced Thursday at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla., that the agency would be flexible about providing "hardship exemptions" for providers and vendors truly struggling to meet the requirements.
Debates in Washington, D.C. may sometimes feel like they take place in an "evidence-free zone," but healthcare information technology provides the evidence needed to achieve better healthcare for all, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday during a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Orlando, Fla.
Leading by example, giving patients better access to their health records and borrowing innovations from other industries are all good strategies to transform healthcare, according to a panel of experts (pictured right) at FierceHealthIT's executive breakfast, "Harnessing Technology and Data to Enable Accountable Care," held this morning at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, Fla.