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.
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.
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.
Coordinated care and mHealth technologies are key to reducing disparities in care for vulnerable populations, according to an article at Health Affairs.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital has myriad initiatives underway to take advantage of growing data collection, according to Gilad Kuperman, Ph.D., the hospital's director of interoperability informatics.
High performing IT workers want to be surrounded by other high performers--a key insight into hiring and retaining tech workers, according to Michael Restuccia, vice president and CIO of Penn Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Colleges and universities across the country now offer a wide variety of courses in healthcare information technology and healthcare information security. These courses, which range from certificate programs to graduate degrees, focus on the most current trends in healthcare IT--from health IT policy to data analytics. Special Report
The governance subgroup of the federal government's Health IT Policy Committee this week pinpointed problems in the health information exchange ecosystem based on several factors, including severity and commonness, the impact on private and secure exchange and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's ability to solve such problems.
There will be three different testing weeks leading up to the implementation date for ICD-10, according to an article from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The deadline for ICD-10 is a little more than a year out, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working to make sure that myths about the process are squashed.