While American Medical Association President Robert Wah referred to "Star Trek" in his inaugural address in June, he called upon the spirit of "Star Wars" in his address to the House of Delegates at the AMA Interim Meeting last week in Dallas. More precisely, the edict from Master Yoda: "Do. Or do not. There is no try."
Healthcare companies are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and as threats to consumers' private health information grow the industry must do more to prevent breaches, said Jim Routh, chief information security officer at health insurer Aetna.
In Rhode Island, hospitals are seeing improved outcomes and reductions in readmissions thanks to the use of real-time clinical alerts of admission, or "ADT alerts."
Physician involvement is an especially crucial element at several levels for hospitals transitioning to ICD-10, according to healthcare IT consultant D'Arcy Guerin Gue.
Seven key elements are required to keep health information exchange organizations viable into the future, according to the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.
When a CIO moves to a new organization, making changes takes time and patience, says Sue Schade, CIO at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
It's an exciting time for healthcare, and technology is the key to better care, but there's still work to do, according to Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association.
With the announcement of a merger between Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network in New Jersey last month, the chief information officers at both organizations have a lot of work to do.
As organizations continue to prepare for the switch to ICD-10, smaller entities are anticipating more difficulties than their larger counterparts, according to an AHIMA survey.
As health information exchange organizations continue to expand into new care settings, such as payers and accountable care organizations, the undertaking will require staff be open-minded to change, according to a new report.