Health IT is hindering, rather than enabling, integration of care across multiple settings and efforts to improve healthcare value, two healthcare specialists argue in a Harvard Business Review blog post.
Most physicians think health IT will improve quality of care long-term, but just as many are skeptical that it will also reduce the cost of care, according to a new study by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
When the Department of Veterans Affairs launched Blue Button--which allows patients to get their health information online--in 2010, they didn't know they'd be starting a movement for the rest of the national health IT community to rally around. But that was precisely the theme of this year's kickoff to National Health IT week yesterday at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Accelerating the Blue Button Movement."
The importance of interoperability and patient matching is the focus of a new case study about San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare published Monday by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
The mHealth Alliance has launched a new initiative aimed at strengthening the mobile health capacity of governments, the private sector and NGOs by connecting them directly to free consultations and...
Electronic health records can help detect growth disorders in children, according to a new research letter published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Using default values in electronic health records can boost efficiencies and standardization, but can cause adverse patient safety events when used improperly, according to a new advisory issued by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.
Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group has recalled electronic health record software used in hospital emergency departments after it was discovered that the software contained a bug causing it to lose doctors' notes accompanying medication prescriptions.
The use of electronic health records is associated with a decrease in emergency department visits and hospitalizations of diabetic patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The "scope" of health IT issues faced by small and rural hospitals is relatively the same as that of bigger facilities, according to Stephen Stewart (pictured), CIO at 74-bed Mount Pleasant, Iowa-based Henry County Health Center.