The president's proposed 2015 budget includes $3.9 billion for IT projects within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The funds will be focused on expanding digital access to services and eliminating the claims backlog, according to an announcement.
When Steward Health Care System first embarked on its journey as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization in January 2012, the process was akin to building a plane and flying it at the same time, according to Dominique Morgan-Solomon, vice president of population health for the Boston-based provider. To that end, analytics were vital to her work.
Among hospital CIOs polled for healthsystemCIO.com 's February survey, remote monitoring technology is "nice to have," but not a "must have."
Could behavioral medicine lead the web data revolution? A recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association outlined how this could come to pass, exploring the value of "digital footprints" left on search engines and social media and how they can yield health insights.
While risk prediction and personalized therapies are advancing in some areas, there's much work to be done to make such efforts effective, according to an article in BMC Medicine. Daniel F. Hayes...
As the use of technology in healthcare becomes more ubiquitous, one question that deserves more attention is that of the role of nurses in making development and implementation decisions; essentially, what should that role be?
The U.S. is living in a 21st century world with a 20th century delivery system, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a speech delivered last week at Care Innovation Summit 2014 hosted by The Aspen Institute and The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.
While most healthcare CEOs believe technological advances will transform their business in the next five years, few organizations are prepared for the changes, according to a new survey from...
When it comes to hospital mergers and acquisitions, technology and informatics processes often times may be relegated to afterthought status as financial and business objectives win priority. To that end, Joseph Schneider, VP and CMIO for the north division of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, stresses the importance of both education and patience.
Use of patient portals and electronic visits had no significant impact on the frequency of face-to-face primary care visits for adults in a trial, researchers from the Mayo Clinic have found.