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5 reasons tech adoption is sluggish in healthcare

Robert Pearl, M.D. examines in Forbes the five factors that impact technology adoption in healthcare.

Value-based model could improve hospital performance 30%

A value-based approach to hospital operations could improve performance by up to 30 percent, leading major providers like the Cleveland Clinic and Kaiser Permanente to embrace it, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

ER visits for high blood pressure rise 25% in five years

The number of patients who went to the emergency room for hypertension jumped 25 percent in recent years, according to a study presented at this year's American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions.

Researchers: Use evidence to create an effective big data health policy

Though big data offers the potential to improve healthcare and cut costs, developing winning public policy will require making the case with real-life examples showing how data-sharing led to improvements, according to a new  Health Affairs  article.

HIMSS' Joyce Sensmeier: 'We are all stakeholders in advancing interoperability'

For true interoperability to occur in the healthcare industry, stakeholders must recognize the barriers, according to Joyce Sensmeier, vice president of Informatics for HIMSS.

Asynchronous virtual visits adept for routine care

Asynchronous virtual visits are allowing clinics associated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to keep tabs on chronic-care patients while freeing physicians to spend time on sicker ones.

How to engage baby boomers in healthcare technology

As baby boomers age, their increasing need for care will place a high demand on the healthcare industry. Advances in technology may help ease that burden, but only if developers use the right tools and platforms, according to a recent study.

Nations should learn from each other on health IT strategies

The use of health information and communications technologies to improve chronic care "is still in its early days," according to research at  Health Affairs  comparing approaches used in Australia, Canada, Denmark and the U.S.

Karen DeSalvo: Everyone can weigh in on path to interoperability

ONC is focused on gaining as much input as possible on how to make true interoperability happen, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo said in a recent conversation with Sam Ho, M.D., executive director at United Healthcare and chairman of eHealth Initiative's Board of Directors.

Use care coordination, mHealth to better serve vulnerable populations

Coordinated care and mHealth technologies are key to reducing disparities in care for vulnerable populations, according to an article at  Health Affairs.