Matching patients to their electronic data is a high priority but a challenge for the industry according to officials with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, reporting on their initial findings of their patient matching initiative at a meeting/webinar held Dec. 16.
To any hospital CIOs concerned that the recent extension to Meaningful Use Stage 2 does nothing to alleviate an aggressive start date, Acting National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider has a message: the incentive program is hard work.
Hospitals are employing safeguards to prevent electronic health record fraud and abuse to varying degrees, but must do more, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.
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.