Online health information is driving change in the ways patients interact with their doctors, producing both positive and negative results, according to an article at the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Information blocking, an "underappreciated" problem that has come to the forefront only in recent months, was the target of recent criticism from the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
While physician practices are already considering alignment opportunities more than ever before, the Oct. 1 implementation deadline for ICD-10 could spur a new wave of affiliations, Paul Keckley, managing director of Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis, recently told Healthcare Finance News.
Are electronic health records worth the effort and expense of adoption for small practices? And for those who've already implemented EHRs, is attesting to Meaningful Use, Stage 2, worthwhile when physicians already have so many other regulatory burdens on their plates? For many physicians, going electronic has yet to fulfill its promise of better streamlining and coordinating care.
Meaningful Use incentive payments have been the top driver of physicians' transition to electronic health records over the past five years, according to a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
When looking for health information online, consumers prefer guidance from their caregivers to find the information they need, according to a study by researchers at the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Australia.
Despite acknowledgement that digital communication is increasingly becoming a standard feature of the healthcare landscape, and often with meaningful ben efits, a Quartz c olumn by Esther Choo, M.D., an emergency physician and assistant professor at Warren Alpert Medical School, explored the downsides of e-health for patients and physicians.
Interoperability and Meaningful Use efforts need to be aligned with other healthcare regulatory and industry initiatives, according to the eHealth Initiative, which on Thursday unveiled its 2020 roadmap for transforming health IT.
To create software that works, health IT professionals need to have "customer empathy," said Todd Dunn, director of innovation for Intermountain Healthcare's I.S. Organization.
As venture capitalists pump more money into healthcare tech and innovation, and companies make more valuable contributions to the field, the industry is entering Health Market 2.0, according to a report by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman.