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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has shed further light on why it wants electronic health records to be part of drug trials, acknowledging that it may spur the use of electronic source data and speed up the drug approval process.
While big data, electronic health records and patient engagement tools are seen as the big solutions to improving healthcare, there are more modest goals clinicians eye to provide better care, says Gurpreet Dhaliwal, a staff physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
A new campaign by Louisiana has the goal of educating residents in the state about health information technology.
Four health providers are partnering with CVS Health to allow communication between electronic health records and the pharmacy.
While providers are under a great deal of stress to meet adoption requirements for Meaningful Use, the industry must stay the course, said panelists at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.
With an eye on solving issues for sharing veteran health data between government agencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to launch a new interface--the Enterprise Health Management Platform.
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.