A growing number of providers are seeing the value of information governance and making it a priority, according to Deborah Green, of the American Health Information Management Association.
Patients are making use of secure messaging to contact providers about managing blood pressure, but research shows that very few messages contained enough information for clinical decision-making.
Digital health is at its infancy, and even technical solutions that hold great potential to transform health outcomes can be waylaid when applied to everyday humans, according to Brennan Spiegel, director of health services research at Cedars-Sinai Health System.
Researchers at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago are using data collected in electronic health records to create a risk prediction model for Alzheimer's disease.
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is advancing health IT through integration of IT systems and use of data analytics, efforts that helped it to earn a reputation as a "Most Wired" health system.
As the theft of health information continues to rise, so, too, will the impact it has on the lives of patients who no longer have control over their personal health information.
Telemedicine is a valuable tool for treating children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) as well children in regular childcare and school (CRS).
While health information exchange holds the potential to provide emergency room physicians with more complete records of patients, significant changes in practice and public policies are necessary to support a national HIE, according to recommenations made by a workgroup from the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Through hacking an ink-jet printer, 16-year-old Adriel Sumathipala was able to find an easier, cheaper way to detect heart disease.
Sepsis is one of the leading causes of deaths in U.S. hospitals, and researchers are turning to health technology in an effort to detect risk for the condition sooner.