A new hospital initiative seeks to improve patient outcomes through international data-sharing, according to an article in the Guardian.
Surescripts announced this week that it is adding19 health information exchanges and other entities to its health information network.
The government needs to step up to the plate and mandate clear standards on interoperability in order for the Meaningful Use incentive program and data sharing to work properly, according to a panel of stakeholders speaking on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recent eHealth Summit in Baltimore.
Geisinger Health System, buoyed by the success of its experiment to provide patients with access to their physicians' electronic notes, has decided to expand the program to more than 500 of its physicians and 100,000 patients, it recently announced.
Providers are beginning to sound alarms that some payers aren't providing adequate or high-quality claims data, making that information unusable.
The California Office of Health Information Integrity wants to create standards for establishing trust among health information organizations in the state.
A report by yhe Brookings Institution says that more integrated care systems and a shift away from fee-for-service payment models could deliver more personalized care and could save $300 billion over a decade, and as much as $1 trillion over two decades. Technology, according to the authors, will play an integral role in such efforts.
Data about individual patients collected every day in doctor's offices and hospitals could be used to improve care among the population at large, according to a discussion paper released by the Institute of Medicine.
Health information exchanges, as currently constructed, are an "inefficient" means of sharing healthcare data due to interoperability issues, according to a commentary published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Electronic data sharing has been key to collaborative effort to reduce emergency room visits and better coordinate patient care in Washington state.