In an interview with FierceHealthIT at the recent College of Healthcare Information Management Executives fall forum in Orlando, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst discussed his Health IT Policy Committee efforts, Meaningful Use and his organization's role in the Department of Defense's electronic health record contract.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, in unveiling his plan to reform the current healthcare system, said that the electronic health record incentive program needs a "reboot," during a speech delivered Tuesday in New Hampshire.
By Dick Escue, CIO, Valley View Hospital According to the Big Three credit-rating agencies, more than 30 American hospitals and health systems have received credit score downgrades in the past year....
Overreliance on its electronic health record system was one of the mistakes Texas Health Resources made that led to the misdiagnosis and release of a patient later confirmed to have Ebola, according to a report from an expert panel convened by the Dallas-based health system.
Developed and developing markets around the world, including the United States, are facing major challenges in the healthcare space. National economies are burdened with rising healthcare costs, made more severe by aging demographics for citizens and inadequate legacy infrastructure. In many markets, access to healthcare services and quality of care are inconsistent. However, healthcare markets everywhere are changing.
Researchers at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago are using data collected in electronic health records to create a risk prediction model for Alzheimer's disease.
The use of telehealth remote monitoring as part of a eHealth larger feedback loop for diabetics led to vastly improved A1c levels compared with patients who did not use the technology, according to research published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
While electronic health records and other health information technology holds the potential to improve the delivery of care, the increased reliance on such tools is turning providers into "data druggies," according to Philip Allen Green, M.D., a Walla Walla, Washington-based emergency physician.
As the healthcare industry pulls in buckets of information from electronic health records, wearables and health apps, "more data, more problems" is becoming a new refrain.
The current lack of interoperability between medical devices and other healthcare IT tools represents both a safety dilemma and an ethical issue, according to leaders with the Center for Medical Interoperability.