The current architecture for data exchange required by Stage 2 of Meaningful Use does not allow for "robust" patient data sharing, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Informatics Association.
During 2014's first six months, 143 digital health companies raised $2.3 billion, setting the stage for a record-breaking year, according to San Francisco-based digital health seed fund Rock Health.
Earlier this month, FierceHealthFinance reported that hospitals raised objections to health plans' use of so-called virtual credit cards to pay claims, chiefly because they subject providers to transaction fees of up to 5 percent.
Emergency department professionals were skeptical of efforts to use technology to enhance interprofessional education, according to a recent study.
As the healthcare industry gears up for the next open enrollment period in November, payers need to look for ways to improve their call centers to provide a better experience for customers. Listed below are two ways payers can better serve their members, according to a new report from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
Boston Medical Center was able to reduce audible alarms in its cardiac unit by 89 percent, with no adverse events, using a series of interventions aimed at reducing "alarm fatigue."
Patient behavioral health data has been successfully exchanged across state lines, opening the door to further interoperability of such data, according to a new report released by ONC.
The biggest challenge for the next chief privacy officer at the ONC will be keeping up with the emergeing ways of sharing information, and looking at them from a privacy and security perspective, outgoing privacy head Joy Pritts said.
Healthcare organizations continue to work to integrate clinical decision support systems into clinical workflow, and to overcome distaste for what many refer to as "cookbook medicine," according to physician technologist Joseph Kim.
Some hospitals and providers use consumer data to identify--and intervene with--the patients most likely to have health problems, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.