The American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on its involvement in a new model electronic health record system for pediatrics, outlining the steps it took to help the government create a format better suited to meet the needs of children.
Big data optimism is at a fever pitch in the healthcare industry, and with good reason. According to a recent analysis by consulting firm McKinsey & company, use of such tools and processes could help to save U.S. citizens as much as $450 billion in healthcare costs; as in, close to half a trillion dollars. However, not everyone is convinced that big data is a silver bullet for solving the healthcare cost conundrum.
Big data could help U.S. citizens save as much as $450 billion in healthcare costs, but fundamental change is necessary to meeting such goals, according to a new analysis published this month by consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement recommending that pediatric healthcare providers use e-prescribing to improve quality and reduce costs.
Mortality rates at critical access hospitals have been increasing 0.1 percent annually in recent years.
Providing patients with access to the information in their electronic health records "overwhelmingly" yielded positive benefits, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research .
Looking to improve care for patients suffering from multiple chronic diseases, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week launched an online dashboard that gives researchers easy access to data on Medicare patients with more than one chronic condition. More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries fall into that category, according to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner
A massive database that will provide "second opinions times multiples" is in the works from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Electronic health records can be helpful tools for identifying phenotypes for genetic and other research, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Informatics Association .
The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have done too little to smooth the way for troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom have returned with multiple health conditions, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report stresses the need to integrate the two agencies' electronic health record systems, and calls each agency out for using unproven diagnostic and therapy tools.