The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding higher performance-based pay to the vast majority of its providers, even those whose poor performance resulted in disciplinary action, a General Accountability Office audit found.
Researchers at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and UF Health are collaborating to develop a complexity score that can help hospitals determine the best pharmacist staffing to prevent adverse drug events in patients.
The data in electronic health records can be honed so that it can better be reused for research purposes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The New York City Public Health Department, in partnership with the City University of New York School of Public Health, is launching a pilot project to aggregate electronic health record data into a surveillance tool to improve public health. The project, known as the NYC Macroscope, will be the first U.S. program to use EHRs in this manner.
The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of patient, consumer and labor organizations, this month published its plan to address health disparities in Meaningful Use Stage 3 and beyond.
Applying a health systems "lens" to the evaluation of mobile healthcare initiatives, a recent article in the peer-reviewed journal Global Health: Science and Practice argues that mHealth...
Electronic health records may be helpful in reducing unplanned hospital readmissions by generating health risk scores that can automatically assess which patients are most at risk for returning after discharge.
Patients whose electronic health data is used for secondary purposes aside from their own care aren't terribly concerned with the sensitivity of such information, but are interested in why the information is used, according to research published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.
With the help of a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, three researchers from the University of Southern California are setting out on a joint research project to develop a wireless, multisensory system for the early detection of shunt malfunctions in people with excessive brain fluid, according to an announcement from the university.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has renewed the contract for the ECRI Institute to maintain two databases of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and healthcare quality measures.