Electronic health record use can be expanded to help jails reduce the costs of providing care and improve health outcomes, according to new research published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
With the NFL's championship game a little more than a week away, there is much speculation about the Denver/Seattle match up--and there will be the inevitable Monday morning quarterbacking long after the game ends. Many people disparage Monday morning quarterbacking. It's always easier to review a decision after it's been tested and played out. But sometimes, Monday morning quarterbacking serves a useful purpose, because it causes people to reassess a decision or judgment call. Even if it's too late to save yesterday's game, it may help tomorrow's. That's what we're seeing with electronic health record interoperability.
In its continuing efforts to support health information exchange, the Office of the National Coordinator has published new resources to help stakeholders and others understand the topic.
The Meaningful Use incentive program affects even providers who are not part of the program, albeit in an indirect way, an interview published this week in EHR Intelligence shows.
Surescripts announced this week that it is adding19 health information exchanges and other entities to its health information network.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is accepting fellowship applications to help the agency "accelerate" health information exchange (HIE).
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is leaning toward simplified and generalized health information exchange patient record queries for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
FierceMobileHealthcare recently spoke with Jodi Daniel, Director of ONC's Office of Policy and Planning, and Kathryn Marchesini, a senior analyst and advisor to ONC's chief privacy officer about ONC's work with other federal agencies on guidance issues, as well as matters of privacy and security.
The Beacon Community program has shown that health information exchange meets real business needs and brings value to the industry, according to National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has become the first insurer to join the state's health information exchange.