For patients undergoing ambulatory surgery, those who used a mobile app for follow-up care attended fewer in-person visits post- operation than patients who did not use the app, according to a study in JAMA Surgery.
In a survey, 50 percent of HIE leaders said electronic health record (EHR) vendors "routinely" engage in information blocking, and 25 percent reported that hospitals and health systems routinely engage in business practices that interfere with electronic health information exchange.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published updated safety best practices, called the Safety Assurance Factors for Electronic Health Record Resilience (SAFER) Guides, to identify recommended practices to optimize the safety and safe use of electronic health records (EHRs).
Two-thirds of healthcare providers report that they are “unprepared” or “very unprepared” for managing and executing Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) initiatives, according to a survey from Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting Inc.
Advanced analytics makes it much easier for health systems and hospitals to succeed in value-based care contracts. This article details how a health system used advanced analytics to reduce out-of-network referrals, emergency department visits, and hospital...
Connected medical devices are a ripe target for cyber threats, with data security and patient safety both at stake. Healthcare security leaders need to step up their efforts now to address these cyber threats with a risk-based approach, experts say.
Hussein Syed, CISO at the West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health system, spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the steps that his organization is taking to mitigate risk in an evolving cyber threat landscape.
A “Perspective” column published in The New England Journal of Medicine that points to potential areas of collaboration around the data inputs to the Prospective Payment System—with some interesting implications