Sometimes the enthusiasm about wearables and home monitoring can get ahead of the current capabilities of the health system. It is worthwhile and even refreshing to hear about the frustrations involved in attempts to set up such systems.
What might the Aetna-Humana merger mean for current population health efforts among health plans and providers—and for the carefully laid strategic healthcare IT plans being designed to facilitate those efforts?
Another month has come and gone, which means that we’re just a little bit closer to Oct. 1, 2015, the deadline to transition to the ICD-10 coding set. Still, there are many people out there who continue to push back.
A few weeks back, I was staring at the train tracks at the Stamford station while waiting for my ride into New York. I couldn’t help but marvel at what we take for granted.
ONC is developing an Interoperability Standards Advisory to provide the industry with a single, public list of the standards and implementation specifications. But questions remain about how the list would work and how much value it would provide.
Physicians in all settings in U.S. healthcare—private practice, medical group management, and association leadership—are living through the inevitably messy transition to the new healthcare
Some members of Congress have the liquidation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in their sights. The question is why.
It's time to apply pressure on vendors and standards agencies to create a standard for hemodynamic system interoperability.
With accountable care organizations eager to gather data about their patients from across regions, health information exchanges find themselves becoming more popular and offering up analytics services as well.
As long as doctors like Tiffany Ingham, M.D., exist, patients will have trouble truly being engaged and an integral part of their healthcare process. Make no mistake about it, the dismissive doctor is a culture barrier we still face as patients.
Sometimes in life, it takes a really long time to see tangible results for the efforts that we have put in. This couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to health information exchanges (HIEs). However, as new HIE research indicates, we could be getting closer.
As we enter a period of unprecedented instability in health insurer business activity, many of the best-laid plans of healthcare IT leaders are at practical risk
The acquisition of a PACS system and a CT scanner by Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit in Canada’s Nunavut Territory speaks to the near-universalization of imaging diagnostics and informatics access
Leading healthcare organizations at iHT2’s Washington D.C. Health IT Summit shared a recurring theme: If providers want innovative technology in their organization to reduce cost, improve care and increase access, the ideas must come from within.
Beyond facile sports anecdotes and well-worn metaphors, it turns out that really great professional sports coaching does actually have a lot in common with really great healthcare leadership and management
Developments are taking place along numerous dimensions with regard to telehealth—offering a positive outlook for that important phenomenon
Some families in Southern Oregon are involved with 13 different social service organizations and clinical providers that don't talk to each other or share data. The Community Connected (C2) Network is being set up bring those agencies together.
The barbarians are at no longer at the gates. They are not at the door, either. They are inside the castle and will soon be making their demands to the King and his knights.
Two recently released studies provide considerable food for thought regarding where the problems really lie—and don’t lie—when it comes to averting rehospitalizations
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has come up with an interesting new strategy for improving interoperability, even if it would have Avon Barksdale from The Wire shaking his head in disgust.