When Andy Slavitt came to the District of Columbia two years ago, it was because technology was putting health reform in the U.S. at risk. Now, he says, technology is not doing all it can when it comes to patient care, and the industry must "refocus on our customers and rise above proprietary interests to make this a national priority."
Combining digital technologies with better business processes can "fundamentally transform" payer organizations, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.
Participation in Carequality illustrates the American Medical Association's increasing role in health IT, AMA Chief Medical Information Officer Michael Hodgkins, M.D., tells Health Data Management.
Three factors in health IT can boost hospital employee productivity, which in turn can improve patient care, according to research from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
As chief innovation officer of Boston Children's Hospital, John Brownstein is building partnerships with health IT companies, as well as working internally to usher in greater innovation in the healthcare space.
The National Quality Forum has issued a new report on health IT safety and how it should be measured.
The University of California-San Francisco hospital at Mission Bay is using a small army of robots to ferry food, linens, medications and more around the vast medical complex, reports Kaiser Health News.
Seeing a need to provide customized healthcare resources to family members caring for loved ones at home, UnitedHealth has turned to a technology-based solution.
Use of communication and health IT is necessary to help avoid high costs and readmissions that can occur because of transitions of care.
The phrase "the doctor knows best" may be on its way out as health technology is leading to an age where medical decisions are not ordered but shared discussions between physicians and their patients, Eric Topol, M.D., says in an interview with the University of Toronto's Rotman Management Magazine.