Electronic health record technology alone will not be sufficient to implement accountable care, according to a new report.
Physicians' overall comfort with computers and communication skills determine whether technology is a positive or negative influence during patient visits, according to a new report from the American Medical Association board of trustees. The five-page paper, "Exam Room Computing & Patient- Physician Interactions" is being presented for approval to the AMA House of Delegates meeting this week in Chicago.
Despite a feeling of inevitability regarding the use of integrated technology healthcare, the bulk of U.S. physicians remain hesitant in their adoption of such tools for direct patient care, according to a newly published analysis by consulting firm Deloitte.
Those involved in the push to create accountable care organizations (ACO) will find that effective technology lies at the heart of efforts to collaborate, eliminate duplication, apply best practices and cut costs, writes Frank X. Speidel, M.D., chief medical officer for Healthcare IT Leaders.
Who would think that when your hospital's database administration team decides to volunteer as a group at a local event, such a gesture could put the facility at risk? That's just one of the lessons for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, CIO John Halamka (pictured), a FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board member, said in a recent post to his Life as a Healthcare CIO blog.
Interoperability is a critical step in supporting scalable mobile healthcare solutions, and can bring many benefits to providers and payers, but adoption of standards and guidelines has been...
Healthcare leaders are revisiting their IT staffing strategies in the face of ongoing difficulty in attracting the talent they need, according to a new survey. H ealthcare CEOs said they worry that IT staffing shortages could impede their ability to meet government mandates, consumer expectations and new growth opportunities.
Responding to the National Coordinator for Health IT's call for vendors to "step up" and agree to a code of conduct, EHR provider Athenahealth has proposed such a code at HIMSS13. The...
Three out of four healthcare providers say their ICD-10 implementation process is 25 percent or less complete and one-third have not yet started the process, according to a study by healthcare consultants Aloft Group.
With the Health Information and Management Systems Society annual conference being held this week in New Orleans, it's amazing to see how far mHealth has come in gaining acceptance within an...