As the practice of medicine continues to evolve into a more collaborative effort, physicians should stop working in silos and consider using information technology to propel population health, according to Robert Fortini, chief clinical officer at Richmond, Va.-based Bon Secours Medical Group.
Although more hospitals are cutting inpatient psychiatric beds because they are unprofitable, some Florida hospitals are bucking the trend and expanding their mental health services.
Remote consultations from dermatologists using a smartphone app have proven reliable and efficient at prioritizing inpatient consultations for patients with skin conditions.
No one likes to feel muzzled. So I read with great interest this recent blog post from Carl Bergman, managing partner of a service that matches users with electronic health record vendors. He...
Surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis this week used new glasses that enabled them to visualize and distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells, according to the school.
Data analytics tools are enabling hospitals nationwide to cut costs by pinpointing which patients are utilizing the most resources.
Texas Children's Hospital has transformed its quality improvement efforts through data warehousing and analytics, according to a case study from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
By Joseph Smith and Michael Johns When we were young physicians in training, computers had yet to take a leading role in clinical care. Data about patients, like vital signs, lab results and...
The Health IT Policy Committee, at its meeting on Tuesday, revealed its draft workplan for 2014, in addition to discussing draft recommendations for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use incentive program.
The economy could be the reason many North Americans and Europeans--most notably Americans--are more reluctant to get routine medical care, according to research published in Social Science Quarterly.