A majority of patients would be willing to share their healthcare information with researchers, employers, health plans, and their own doctors, according to a new poll.
Primary care physicians who are dissatisfied with of electronic health record-based alert notification systems could just throw up their hands and quit if those systems are too intrusive, according to a study published at the American Journal of Managed Care.
According to James Libecco, a single practitioner at Akron Skin Center in Ohio, the multiple delays to ICD-10 are teaching those in medicine to embrace apathy.
Health information technology--in particular, electronic health records and health information exchange--can be a conduit for keeping patients insured, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and Kaiser Permanente Northwest's Center for Health Research maintain in an article published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
While health IT education is a passion for Cara Babachicos, the corporate director of information systems and CIO of community hospitals and non-acute entities at Boston-based Partners HealthCare also has a bevy of day-to-day responsibilities to ensure that the 10 sites she oversees run smoothly. From a personnel standpoint, alone, the task is not an easy one.
It's an exciting time for healthcare, and technology is the key to better care, but there's still work to do, according to Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association.
In part II of our exclusive interview with Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst, he discusses the federal interoperability road map draft, unveiled by ONC on Oct. 14. He also shares what his organization's primary focus will be in the coming year.
In part 1 of an exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst talks about ONC's ongoing leadership trials and tribulations, as well as the Meaningful Use program.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology started the process of closing its doors today.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT certainly appears to be an agency in disarray. After all, not only will ONC be without its top two officials by the end of next month--with National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo named acting assistant secretary for health at HHS last week and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider announcing he will head back to New York in November--the agency also has lost four other top officials. Since July, it has seen Joy Pritts, Lygeia Ricciardi, Judy Murphy and Doug Fridsma depart.