While health IT and military pundits alike are waiting with bated breath for the Department of Defense to end speculation and announce the winner of its coveted $11 billion Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract, the heavy lifting is just starting for the Defense Health Agency.
Andy Slavitt sounded every bit the part of a an administrator looking to fundamentally change the way healthcare is delivered during his shared keynote address with National Coordinator for Health...
From concerns about costs to validation and effectiveness, providers in Asia share many of the same worries as their U.S. counterparts when it comes to implementation of information technology in healthcare.
While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said in a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago Thursday morning.
The HITECH Act has stimulated adoption of digital infrastructure in healthcare to improve care and reduce costs, but problems with usability, interoperability and the fee-for-service paradigm require further government action, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Former President George W. Bush told attendees at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago on Wednesday that the role of technology is the reason he's optimistic about the future of healthcare in the United States.
While early reaction from the health IT community to the sustainable growth rate bill passed overwhelmingly by the Senate late Tuesday has been fairly positive, questions remain about what lies ahead for providers, Congress and federal agencies.
Eleven health data sharing networks will serve as initial participants in Healtheway's rollout of a framework--Carequality--aimed at facilitating "inter-network" information exchange, Healtheway announced this morning at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.
As the U.S. Department of Defense zeroes in on determining which bidding group will be awarded the coveted contract to modernize its electronic health record system, Loren Thompson, COO at the nonprofit Lexington Institute, says the effort is doomed to fail.
Most information blocking in healthcare is "beyond the current reach" of federal agencies to detect, investigate and address, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's report to Congress published Friday.