The big electronic health record vendors are scrambling to portray themselves as population health specialists, but providers are leaning more toward working with "best of breed" population health vendors rather than their incumbent EHRs for their accountable care needs, according to a new study released by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.
Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks and Daryl Hanna are all examples of celebrities who have used their positions of influence to educate the public about various health issues.
Matching patients to their electronic data is a high priority but a challenge for the industry according to officials with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, reporting on their initial findings of their patient matching initiative at a meeting/webinar held Dec. 16.
The terms "Meaningful Use" and "ICD-10" got plenty of play this year, but another phrase tossed around quite a bit in health IT this year was "big data." On the FierceHealthIT website alone, 26 posts in 2013 (not counting this one) contained the term "big data" in the headline. Here's a roundup of some of the more memorable big data stories from 2013.
It was a momentous year for mobile health, and in my estimation there were four pivotal events or trends--two good, two bad--that best captured the current state of mHealth as this year comes to a...
Bundling payments may hold promise for holding down future healthcare costs, but experts who spoke at a recent Politico Pro event on the topic say many obstacles lie ahead for its implementation.
There's been little study of the safety implications of electronic medication management in ambulatory care, according to research published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. In a...
Allowing patients access to physicians' electronic notes is becoming more popular, and is influencing the content of the notes themselves, according to a new op-ed article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The use of data analytics helped Kaiser Permanente's Southern California hospitals achieve mortality rates 26 percent lower than at other hospitals in the system, according to Chief Medical Information Officer John Mattison.
Cost of care decreased and patient satisfaction jumped in a remote monitoring pilot project conducted by CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas, according to research presented this week at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.