Legislation recently introduced to Congress by Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.) seeks to increase the use of wireless technologies in healthcare to ultimately bring care costs down.
Patient engagement--through electronic portals, in particular--is not just a major component of Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3, but may also help practices save lives, according to a recent article from Physicians Practice.
New research finds that it's not all about location for health information exchange networks--physicians are influenced by other physicians with whom they interact with and have common patients with more than geographical location in HIEs.
Secure messaging has the potential to improve medication reconciliation and workflow at primary care clinics--plus, it can get patient questions answered more efficiently, according to a study...
The American Journal of Managed Care has now weighed in on the impact of electronic health records and health IT with a special issue devoted to research on the subject.
The increase in Medicaid patients under the Affordable Care Act will exacerbate the looming doctor shortage, with many current practitioners unable to take on any more patients covered by the program, according to the New York Times.
It's easy to talk about the barriers to interoperability, frankly. It's a bit tougher to offer actionable strategies for moving closer to a day when data and information flow freely across systems.
For the 25 million Americans with asthma, finding a way to consistently assess the severity of their symptoms, determine the most appropriate treatment and ensure adherence offers the promise of fewer hospital visits, markedly improved quality of life and lower mortality risk. By integrating qualitative data from patients, disease management guidelines and payer information, Carolinas HealthCare has created tools that promise to improve the flow of both air and data.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have digitized 125 years' worth of weekly surveillance reports for reportable diseases in the U.S., recently outlining their research in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The formation of one of the country's largest health information exchanges lends itself to an influx of HIE news around the U.S.