The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rule on Medicare Shed Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs), published late Thursday, finalizes a proposal that calls on ACOs to describe in their applications how they will promote the use of health IT to boost care coordination.
The healthcare industry's shift from volume to value has made it more important than ever for hospitals and healthcare organizations to actively engage patients in their care, according to Health Affairs.
While nurses find electronic health records help improve patient safety and make it easier to access health information, they say the systems often are inefficient and hurt outside collaboration, according to a recent study.
The issue of poor interoperability between electronic health record systems took center stage at a Senate hearing Tuesday focusing on the promise of precision medicine.
A new bipartisan committee's working group will gather on Capitol Hill throughout the coming months to find ways to improve electronic health records, according to Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
To err is human, so when it comes to electronic health records, better technology is what's needed to make the programs safer, panelists said Wednesday during Politico 's Outside In kick-off event in the District of Columbia.
A new digital service team is coming to the Department of Defense that will build partnerships with the private sector on IT and data problems.
As accountable care gains momentum in healthcare, one hospital isn't just focused on the general health of the population it serves. Instead, It is primarily concerned with the health of its employees, according to MedCityNews.
The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is continuing to increase, with almost 1,000 breaches reported by health entities covered by HIPAA between 2010 and 2013, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A drug safety alert program at the Marshfield Clinic provides up-to-date information to help inform drug therapy decisions, according to a report in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.