In another demonstration of its data-driven approach to reducing costs, Intermountain Healthcare is building an ambitious new data system to track the cost of every procedure, piece of equipment and supply its 22 hospitals and 185 clinics use.
Ten research projects aimed at using health IT to improve care in ambulatory settings for patients with complex healthcare needs demonstrated improvements in care coordination, data sharing and patient engagement. Called the Improving Management of Individuals With Complex Healthcare Needs Through Health IT initiative, it's one of five grant programs from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) focused on using health IT to improve care.
Congressional leaders were urged in a letter sent this week by organizations--including the American Telemedicine Association and the Continua Health Alliance--to consider incentivizing patient-generated health data. By doing so, the organizations write, patients would be "far more likely... to make healthy lifestyle changes."
Doctors at Oregon Health & Science University recently used telemedicine to save a 7-month-old baby's life, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal.
A web-based platform designed to improve patient safety in chronic kidney disease can be useful and effective, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
An official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications revealed at a House committee hearing Wednesday that DHS was aware of roughly 16 reports of cybersecurity threats to HealthCare.gov from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Advances in big data and cloud computing are providing more democratic access to the reams of information the government collects, federal officials said at the Armed Forces Communications and...
The United States and the United Kingdom plan to consolidate de-identified data from several agencies, making it available on a cloud-based research platform.
A new Standards & Interoperability Framework initiative launched today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to create a common technical standard to allow prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) to share data with health IT tools used by providers for clinical decision support.
Healthcare providers have only just begun to build health IT foundations, according to panelists who recently spoke at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston.