Some would say that the IHE XDS Profile is premature. World case studies examples may suggest otherwise, and that is it time for greater application of the profile in the U.S.
Although it rejected recommendations to limit Stage 3's focus to interoperability, CMS is looking to application programming interfaces to provide patients with access to their health information through third-party applications with more flexibility than often found in...
With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians
Last weekend I attended the exhibits at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Several trends suggest to me that cardiology is awakening to the changes in healthcare.
Will "old media" types learn to adapt to a "new media" landscape? What about "old healthcare" types facing the new healthcare?
It is Innovators week for us at Healthcare Informatics, an exciting time when we reveal our four 2015 Innovator Award-Winning teams, as well as six runners up. Specifically, one winning team is doing special things when it comes to population health.
In the wake of a Congressional hearing on meaningful use, it’s clear that all industry stakeholders are in favor of adapting the program to address the issues of interoperability and innovation. How should this be done? One organization has already laid out some suggestions.
Some of the financial imperatives facing practicing radiologists may prompt the adoption of IT-facilitated peer review—but forward progress remains slow
I spoke recently with Larry Barnes, vice present and CIO, and Michael McEldowney, director of IT, for Salina Regional Health Center, a small two-hospital system in north-central Kansas. They are proving that fairly sophisticated mobile solutions are not out of reach of community...
The wildly divergent ways in which various entities currently sponsoring national hospital quality ratings programs are evaluating the quality of care are creating a miasma of confusion
We very well may be headed towards another temporary Medicare “doc fix,” and possibly another ICD-10 that once again could come with it. Why does this horror movie keep replaying over and over again?
Tuesday’s announcement of the new Next Generation ACO model being offered by CMS signals potentially more flexible thinking on the part of CMS officials
Many clinicians are working on developing mobile apps with specific agendas in mind. Some are creating narrowly focused apps that reach across their discipline to solve particular pain points. Others are developing consumer-facing apps tied to specific chronic disease management...
As industry leaders at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco noted, aligning physicians around data-driven performance improvement to support value-based payment and delivery models is multi-dimensional—and deeply challenging
the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), has offered its members access to software called Wayfinder developed by Healthcare Colloquium Inc., a subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-based research nonprofit Battelle.
Wayfinder software uses records to compare an individual hospital’s...
The VA's Emergency Medicine Management Tool is designed to help EDs figure out where delays are and understand roadblocks.
A recent study determined that nothing conclusive has been written on the benefits in cost and care improvement from HIEs. We knew that already but why does it feel like people are trying to act as if this is the final chapter?
Speaking with Dr. David Levin about the roles and reporting relationships of “2.0 Generation” CMIOs was exciting and possibility-filled
Meaningful use Stage 1 helped create a vibrant health IT sector, said Steven Stack, M.D., AMA's president-elect. But he added that one of the things the government doesn't do well is course-correct.
The blog last week on the American Journal of Managed Care’s website by Margaret E. “Peggy” O’Kane, president of NCQA, provided a strong element in a clear roadmap for providers going forward