Hospitals must step in and assist struggling physician practices with ICD-10 implementation as the deadline draws closer, according to consultants D'Arcy Gue and Thomas Grove of Phoenix Health Systems.
Two Pittsburgh-area universities are teaming up with UPMC to revolutionize healthcare through big data.
Transparency when it comes to doctors and hospitals tracking the devices that go into patients is necessary to improve quality and reduce costs, according to Harold Paz, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Aetna.
At Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama, chief information officer Mark Kilborn has a lot to juggle--from cybersecurity to Meaningful Use attestation. But despite all of the 252-bed acute care hospital's projects, Kilborn cites the passion of his staff in helping patients as vital to the facility's success.
The new HL7 Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems specification identifies a common set of data elements in an effort to improve interoperability among EDs. It's the first set of ED-related data elements to undergo rigorous standards development, according to an article at Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The Health Information Trust Alliance has created a new framework based around de-identification of sensitive patient information, it announced this week.
HIE should stand for "Health Information Ecosystem," where all parties draw from and contribute to the network, according to Jan Lee, CEO of the Delaware Health Information Network.
For younger chief information officers in hospital systems, getting to where they are now took dedication and gaining an understanding of all aspects of their healthcare system.
In determining the level of use of healthcare imaging resources, research published this week in JAMA Oncology found that regional factors are of high importance. Being able to better understand those patterns, the study's authors said, could help make better use of healthcare programs.
Genetics startup 23andMe is going from providing genetic information to consumers and pharmaceutical companies to creating its own medicines.