When prices for surgery and other medical procedures rise above what a patient can afford, they may find a cheaper deal online--but some physicians are critical of the practice.
Organizations juggling having a fee-for-services business model while implementing value-based programs may face obstacles when it comes to interoperability and health information exchanges, Brian Ahier, director of standards and government affairs at Medicity.
Primary care practices require sustained, focused efforts to effectively incorporate health IT into their work to improve care, according to a case study of practices in the Colorado Beacon Consortium.
Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin found electronic reminders an effective way to get patients to adhere to a preadmission antiseptic showering regimen shown to help reduce risk of surgical site infections.
When it comes to relationships between health IT vendors and clients, there are many ways to ensure they are positive for both parties involved.
In an effort to predict where the physician shortage will hit the hardest, researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have developed a web-based model to determine how many physicians each region, state and the nation needs.
Hospitals cannot assume they're safe from hackers, writes Daniel J. Nigrin, M.D., in a perspective on healthcare cybersecurity at The New England Journal of Medicine.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a new organization to offer support to healthcare leaders in senior IT security positions.
Thirty-three new research projects split more than $54 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors--including some that are IT-related.
Sue Bowman, senior director of coding policy and compliance at AHIMA, addresses four misconceptions surrounding the transition to ICD-10.