ICD-10 implementation costs for small physician practices are significantly lower than estimates touted by the American Medical Association this time last year, according to survey results published this week in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.
SwedishAmerican Health System (SAHS) has recognized the importance of clinician leadership and governance in the successful rollout of IT projects, according to an article at Health Data Management.
As the amount of data flowing through health information exchanges grows, those in charge of the systems are looking at ways to capitalize on that data and use it to help patients.
Demand and participation eventually will drive use of open public application program interfaces in healthcare for sharing information between entities, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra predicts. However, he said, first providers must be more willing to make the initial jump onto the bandwagon.
Calling the nation's current healthcare infrastructure inadequate for ubiquitous exchange of patient information, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recently published four recommendations for Congress to spur interoperability.
While innovative technologies and data analytics sets currently are helping providers in their quest to improve population and public health management efforts, barriers persist for those who need care the most. At the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's annual meeting in the District of Columbia on Monday, a panel of providers discussed concerns about various barriers, in addition to providing updates about their progress.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled Tuesday a two-year grant program for $28 million to advance the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services to support health information exchange.
Using smart technology and mobile devices, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange President and CEO Devin Jopp wants to improve health information sharing through a virtual clipboard.
It's time for the American Medical Association and more than 30 other organizations urging change in the electronic health record certification process to be part of the solution, former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider said in a blog post.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is creating a tool that will allow it to cull patient data from millions of electronic health records in an effort to improve cancer care, according to an announcement on the platform.