Interoperability of health information and connectivity between patients, clinicians, hospitals, health insurers and others are foundational elements for a national system of evidence generation for clinical decision research, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman.
I'm often cynical about studies that seem flawed, misleading, or not useful. But sometimes a study that seems off the mark or outdated can actually be significant. Last week, a study published...
Gaps in patient care will persist until patient health data can be shared between providers, and not closing such gaps "contributes to adverse patient outcomes and inappropriate care," according to a report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a bill that allocates funding for health technology endeavors of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including the modernization of the agency's electronic health record system, digital scanning of health records and telemedicine use.
There's been a lot of press about Black Book Rankings' latest study of health information exchanges (HIEs) and how so many providers still are not participating in them. But perhaps a more important and far-reaching finding from this report is that providers and prayers are shifting away from community, public HIEs and moving toward private ones, which Black Book dubs the "replacement revolution."
An electronic health record may have gaps in patient generated health information (PGHI) due to both a lack of standardization of the questions asked of patients and a lack of centralized governance of the information obtained, according to a new study published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.
More providers and payers are shifting to private health information exchanges as they begin to participate in value-based payment models, creating an HIE "replacement revolution," according to a new survey from Black Book Rankings.
Patients would benefit from a health regulatory framework that is less rigid and more "trusting of IT," according to a new white paper published this week by Health IT Now, in conjunction with health analytics firm Apervita.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a request for information to obtain input from the public regarding how to support and measure interoperability, as required by the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act.
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.