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.
HIMSS and ACT | The App Association have both weighed in on the Food and Drug Administration's call for feedback on how healthcare stakeholders are using technology to improve clinical research.
Research that features weak or flawed design does more harm than good when it is used to drive policy decisions within healthcare--especially when it comes to health IT, according to a post in the Health Affairs Blog.
Health IT gadgets are some of the new tools that made an impact this year, according to TIME Magazine 's "25 Best Innovations of 2015."
To assess the quality of its physicians, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is turning to a data-driven provider dashboard.
The average salary in healthcare IT is about $87,000, according to a survey of workers' earnings.
The role of telemedicine is growing to include oral health, and Finger Lakes Community Health's teledentistry program is helping improve patient dental care for children.
A new interaction studio at Chicago-based tech incubator MATTER is giving healthcare entrepreneurs the chance to see how their products work in simulated spaces before sending them out into the world.
Patients aren't going to wait for the healthcare industry to catch up with technology, and as IT moves farther ahead than where the industry currently stands, "we have to start thinking very differently about what patients expect," Susan Turney, M.D., CEO of Marshfield Clinic, said during the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's conference in Reston, Virginia, this week.