Data analytics are a necessary ingredient for insurers creating accountable care organizations because they're key to helping providers improve the quality of care they deliver to ACO participants.
Socioeconomic statues, age and sex are some of the biggest predictors when it comes to U.S. residents' use of the Internet for healthcare.
One hospital instituted a new way to tackle old noise problems that pose safety risks to patients by using technology to enable more direct communication between caregivers--eliminating many noise sources, according to a Hospitals & Health Networks article.
For patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain, telecare intervention may be a way to help them improve their pain score, according to newly published research.
Administrative tasks burden today's physicians more than ever before. Obtaining prior authorizations for tests and treatments from payers is one of the leading productivity zappers, an activity which the nation's physicians spend 868.4 million hours per year, according to a recent article from Medical Economics.
Insurers are slowly incorporating telemedicine into their health plan offerings, but some doctors worry the increased use of online visits with patients could lead to wrong diagnoses.
Too often organizations rush into big data projects without keeping an eye on the big picture, Booz Allen Hamilton's Steven Escaravage and Joachim Roski write in a Health Affairs Blog post.
IT tools that allow hospitals to reduce infection incidences, help with lab outreach services and improve patient acuity are among the top IT applications poised for growth, according to a new report by HIMSS Analytics.
Diabetic patients with co-pay-free access to their doctors through secure messaging and telephone-based communication were more likely to make in-person visits, according to a study published at the Annals of Family Medicine.
Earlier this month futurist Ian Morrison, Ph.D., called for drastic innovation to improve healthcare delivery; a move, he said, that could only take place if hospitals and health systems create an environment that encourages new ideas. But for those organizations that are unsure of how to establish this nurturing environment, consider the long-time work of Heritage Provider Network, one of the country's largest Pionee r accountable care organizations.