Carolinas Healthcare's Patient Centered Point of Care Clinical Decision Support tool segments hospital patients into four readmission risk groups and provides case managers with recommended interventions. More than 200 case managers are using the tools and 123,000...
Moving from volume to value-based care is a journey. That much is clear. But how can provider organizations use Chase bank as a guide as they move from different care models in an attempt to improve outcomes?
How secure are provider organizations from cyber crime? That was the focus of a lively panel discussion on Monday, September 15, in New York, which was part of the Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security, presented by the College of Healthcare Information...
We tend to move along our technology advancement in healthcare as if we are really making great strides. But the reality is that so far, the government has had to incentivize the market into adopting technology or embracing change.
EHRs have become such a back-and-forth subject for medical professionals everywhere. A recent study has found that some doctors think they waste time using the technology. Are the study’s findings valid?
Consumerized healthcare is becoming trendier by the day. Despite the cynical eye rolls this will garner from the medical community, there is emerging proof that the overall patient engagement concept is progressing around the globe and at home too.
Now with Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use and Accountable Care we are seeing a shift in how we view this information. Data is now a valuable asset to be used as a patient health tool, not just for payment and operations.
The intense hype around today’s set of product announcements from Apple reminded me of 90s fitness guru Susan Powter’s catchphrase, “Stop the Insanity!”
It is time for healthcare providers to take a more holistic view of the lives of their patients and build stronger relationships —and data connections — to community social service agencies. The Dallas Information Exchange Portal is doing just that.
A recent quest to buy a new home has made me appreciate the rigors of buying an EHR system. The high price of an implementation has produced some eye-grabbing numbers but are the large investments really all that surprising?
What does it mean that Sharp HealthCare has just announced its departure from the Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) shared savings program?
There is a world of difference between a spreadsheet with a list of patient names and addresses and a map of a county with clusters of diabetic or asthmatic patients. That’s what public health officials and care coordinators in North Carolina are finding out from their early use...
In the last few years, health systems have shown a strong interest in fostering innovation among their own employees and partnering with startups and apps developers. Among the most active is Carolinas HealthCare System, whose partnership with Edison Nation helps medical...
Media reports are saying that U.S. CTO Todd Park is taking his talents back to Silicon Valley. His departure as the top tech official in the federal government is unfortunate for those of us who have witnessed his influence in driving the healthcare industry forward.
It was fascinating to read a rather existential blog in the past week, by a radiologist who is pondering the radiology value equation in the new healthcare
Unlike other industries, there is no stoppage in healthcare, even during the summer. This summer, one of my favorite health IT moments came when real-time online tracking proved successful in nailing down the deadly Ebola virus.
A lot of very important developments are taking place in the Pacific Northwest and in Canada, and a number of them were on display Monday and Tuesday of this week during the Health IT Summit in Seattle
One of the strongest use cases for statewide health information exchanges involves easing reporting to public health agencies. The HIE can provide a single conduit for providers to meet many reporting obligations. In Massachusetts, progress is underway on connecting providers’...
A recent conversation with an early EMR adopter healthcare provider resulted in an interesting dialog about the value of an EMR to the clinician, and the question of whether EMRs are really physician friendly.
The innovations taking place at Mission Point Health Partners reflect a broadening of pioneering ACO efforts all across the U.S.