To build a successful patient-centered medical home, insurers must implement certain foundational factors, including strong leadership and staff commitment to the care model, adequate information technology, and effective patient engagement tools, reported Health IT Analytics.
Staffing in health IT departments is an ongoing issue for professionals in the industry, and this problem has chief information officers looking for ways to attract and retain the right workers.
As more health data becomes available, many issues will arise regarding patient security and privacy of information, according to Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.
Healthcare IT spending by both providers and payers needs to move away from massive systems to the more agile, entrepreneurial approach used by the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung, according to an article at CIO.
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page said in conversation with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla that the tech giant would not likely become a health company, citing regulatory burdens that dissuade many entrepreneurs.
The IT buying practices of for-profit hospitals varied dramatically from not-for-profit and government hospitals, according to one of two new reports released by the Dorenfest Institute for Health Information.
Healthcare organizations continue to work to integrate clinical decision support systems into clinical workflow, and to overcome distaste for what many refer to as "cookbook medicine," according to physician technologist Joseph Kim.
Healthcare facilities are constantly in danger of being hacked and having data stolen, but two researchers have found that many hospitals themselves leak valuable information online.
Merely making health records digital won't fulfill the promise of health IT to improve care and cut costs, according to a newly published issue brief.
Michael Dagley, an attorney with Nashville-based Bass, Berry & Simsan who specializes in software disputes, offers advice on protecting your hospital in disputes with vendors when the technology doesn't perform as promised.