How can IT fill in the gaps in the continuum of care and raise the level of health in the community? That's the main question Saint Peter's Healthcare System CIO Frank DiSanzo is looking to answer in his work at the organization.
Anyone who wants to sift through the medical records of John Halamka can--the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO's information can all be found online as part of the Personal Genome Project.
The demand for wireless and streamlined health devices has led to growth in the patient monitoring market, which currently boasts a global valuation of $31.4 billion, according to a report from Kalorama Information.
As the healthcare industry pulls in buckets of information from electronic health records, wearables and health apps, "more data, more problems" is becoming a new refrain.
The ability for patients to be truthful with their doctors is paramount in healthcare, and the industry is turning to digital tools to help people feel more comfortable with being honest.
The current lack of interoperability between medical devices and other healthcare IT tools represents both a safety dilemma and an ethical issue, according to leaders with the Center for Medical Interoperability.
Patients responding to a recent survey said they would be less likely to use telemedicine services compared to an in-person visit with a physician.
Later this year, construction will begin on Northern Kentucky University's Health Innovation Center, which will span 95,492 square feet.
An initiative is underway by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to fund a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support Learning Network.
Chief information officers are key players when companies merge or are acquired, responsible for making sure the technologies from both companies can seamlessly integrate.