Adding an autism module to an electronic health record's clinical decision support system can improve screening rates for autism spectrum disorders and identify problems at a younger age, according to a new study in Infants and Young Children.
New research finds that while provider interest in population health management is "soaring," vendors scrambling to meet the demand vary in their ability to do so.
The United States is the most expensive country in the world for healthcare, with patients getting for their money longer waits to see a doctor and more red tape than other nations, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey.
I recently moderated a panel discussion on one of the most intractable problems in healthcare today: the ability--or lack thereof--to seamlessly share data across organizations, systems, platforms, devices and more. The live and online event on interoperability was hosted by West Health, a research organization that focuses on technologies to reduce healthcare costs. Interoperability is an issue that the health IT community has been talking about for so many years--and yet solutions are tantalizingly out of reach. This despite the fact that there are enormous incentives to get it done.
An online calculator developed to help doctors identify risks and treatment options associated with high cholesterol overestimates such risks by as much as 150 percent, according to a research letter to be published this week in The Lancet.
Physician training for use of surgical robots at hospitals could become more standardized, thanks in part to a rise in reported adverse events associated with such tools.
Electronic health records are a great way to identify patients who satisfy predefined criteria for clinical trials, survival analysis research and other uses, but the processes used to cull this information is difficult and needs refining, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Informatics Association.
A provisional article published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that mHealth technology supporting exercise prescription interventions can be effective. The findings are based...
Technology is at the forefront of how New Jersey-based primary-care practice Vanguard Medical Group works with other facilities to provide quality care to its patients, according to Janet Duni, the group's director of care coordination.
I read with great interest my colleague Ron Shinkman's thought-provoking commentary about how the 25 states that have refused to expand Medicaid eligibility pursuant to the Affordable Care Act and rejected billions of federal dollars could ultimately degrade the quality of their patients' care. Shinkman, editor of FierceHealthFinance, noted that hospitals in at least one of these states have already started laying off staff, which often impacts the quality of care provided. I worry that the Meaningful Use incentive program is creating a similar dichotomy.