Healthcare leaders must adapt to regulatory, technology, medical and market changes that are forcing the re-invention of healthcare. A report from Mannett Health Solutions identifies 10 "megatrends" and the smaller movements and sub-trends supporting them. We round up four of interest.
Simultaneously changing both the infrastructure of a health system to support expansive health IT efforts and the methods by which IT tools are deployed is a process that will take time and mature unevenly in different settings, according to new research published online this week in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Although physician groups have lamented the burden of aggressive Meaningful Use standards on doctors, some practices and health systems in Massachusetts have reported big benefits from incorporating technology into patient-centered care, according to an article from the Worcester Business Journal.
In another demonstration of its data-driven approach to reducing costs, Intermountain Healthcare is building an ambitious new data system to track the cost of every procedure, piece of equipment and supply its 22 hospitals and 185 clinics use.
Technology is at the forefront of how New Jersey-based primary-care practice Vanguard Medical Group works with other facilities to provide quality care to its patients, according to Janet Duni, the group's director of care coordination.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team that advises the Health IT Policy Committee on Tuesday discussed the potential launch of pilot projects to test technology for updating accounting of disclosure requirements for protected health information.
Emergency doctors spend significantly more time entering data into electronic health records than they do with patients, a study published this month in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine finds.
The market for patient portal technology is expected grow significantly over the next five years to $898.4 million in 2017, according to analysis from Frost & Sullivan. That represents growth of 221.1 percent growth from $279.8 million in 2012.
University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers have partnered with UF Health to identify hospital patients at greatest risk for preventable adverse drug events.
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.