Using health information exchanges, researchers were able to identify patients likely to be homeless--and created a tool that could better improve patient record matching.
While telemedicine adoption is on the rise, many providers find their Internet speeds can't keep up with increasing use of technology necessary to support such services.
In this special report, FierceHealthcare examines the evolution of population health management, the challenges involved, and what hospital and system leaders can do to make a real difference in their communities.
Google is the latest bargaining chip in the battle for the Defense Department's contract to modernize its electronic health records system.
Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks in many ways, with a big threat being the company's own employees, according to Ari Baranoff, assistant special agent in charge for the US Secret Service's Criminal Investigative Division.
Many healthcare providers are against transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. To that end, the best way to get them to embrace the new coding system is to show how it will benefit their practice and patients, says Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska.
The ability for patient data to follow an individual as they go from hospital to home and beyond is becoming an essential part of healthcare. Donna Cryer, a liver transplant survivor and health IT advocate, knows that full well.
Even as healthcare providers embrace electronic health records, it's time they re-evaluated their policies for providing patients with access to their medical records, according to research published at Perspectives on Health Information Management.
Technology is creating more ways to collect and analyze health data, but as the amount of information grows, chief information officers in the industry must figure out how to make that flood of data actionable.
Health IT holds promise for delivery of care and improvement of care, but there must be interoperability of systems, flexible oversight of technology and governance policies for it to reach its full potential, according to panelists at a Bipartisan Policy Center event held Wednesday in the District of Columbia.