Uwe Reinhardt, renowned commenter and researcher, says information technology could remove what he says is the "shroud of secrecy" associated with private healthcare costs.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), and DirectTrust.org are partnering together to further nationwide direct messaging and health information exchange (HIE), the organizations announced this week.
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have collected and digitized all weekly surveillance reports for reportable diseases in the United States going back more than 125 years.
U.S. adults living with chronic conditions are increasingly looking online for health information, but the majority of them are still fact-checking that information with a medical professional, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center and the California HealthCare Foundation.
The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) is launching a health information exchange (HIE), bringing interoperability to Chicago area hospitals and thousands of physicians in the area, the membership service group announced this week.
Two major health information exchange (HIE) networks in the state of Kansas, the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and Lewis And Clark Information Exchange (LACIE), have finalized an agreement to connect.
The Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., has launched an online eVisit patient portal where patients with certain specific symptoms can now submit their medical questions to their primary care physician, be diagnosed, and receive care via an electronic visit.
An automated prediction tool which identifies newly admitted patients who are at risk for readmission within 30 days of discharge has been successfully incorporated into the electronic health record of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
HEALTHeLINK, the western New York health information exchange (HIE), has launched an automated immunization reporting web service for its participating providers. Buffalo’s Elmwood Health Center became the first practice to submit immunization data to the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) via this automated method.
Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals have created the Institute of Computational Biology, designed to enhance the institutions’ ability to analyze vast amounts of medical information in a way that benefits patients and their care.
UCLA Health’s Operation Mend, a program that provides military personnel returning with severe facial and other medical injuries access to plastic and reconstructive surgeons, will now have use of a telehealth system, thanks to a gift from Lockheed Martin.
The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) recently had a data breach that impacted 8,294 individuals, thanks to the heft of a physician’s personal laptop computer, which contained personal and health information.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expedite its ICD-10 testing plans to make sure testing begins no later than January 2014 and that it is made available to all hospitals.
Researchers recently concluded that pediatric critical care telemedicine consultations led to a reduced risk of physician-related emergency department (ED) medication errors among seriously ill and injured children in rural EDs.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and co-authors from four other U.S. institutions from the Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Genomics (eMERGE) Network are using the EMR in conjunction with genetic data to discover new disease associations.