Physician burnout is a public health crisis and addressing the problem requires improving electronic health record (EHR) standards with a strong focus on usability and open application programming interfaces (APIs), according to a new report from leading healthcare researchers.
Despite years of development work on the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), in 2017 the health records of only 19 percent of Vermonters were accessible in the VHIE. One potential obstacle identified is the HIE’s opt-in consent policy, which is now under review.
As the national All of Us research program begins collecting health data, its Research Hub, which will house an array of data collected in the program, is developing software tools to help researchers explore and analyze the All of Us Research Data Set.
New York A.G. Letitia James has announced that she, along with the federal government and other state attorneys general, has reached a settlement with Walgreens around the fraudulent over-dispensing of insulin pens
January 23, 2019 | Betty Rabinowitz, M.D., chief medical officer, NextGen Healthcare, Industry Voice
Telehealth Rural healthcare providers face significant challenges, and the resulting provider burnout and health outcome disparities are real. Developments in health information technology offer some needed hope.
January 22, 2019 | Heather Landi. Associate Editor
Innovation While digital transformation and cybersecurity strategy may seem largely unrelated, two technology thought leaders say the two issues are intertwined, particularly as healthcare organizations face evolving...
IT Applications Artificial intelligence remains a huge topic of discussion and source of fascination in the imaging informatics world, but as industry sage Joe Marion notes, the practical ROI on AI remains elusive
It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct categories:
January 17, 2019 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Population Health As the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs rolls out its “Blueprint for Complex Care,” perhaps no health system has devoted as many resources to complex care as Kaiser...
Value-Based Care As architect Daniel Burnham famously said, “Make no little plans”; the leaders of the Walgreens/Microsoft alliance, like so many others, are thinking big—and providers need to be doing so, too
January 15, 2019 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Innovation Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces on a major seven-year healthcare partnership that will aim to make healthcare delivery more personal, affordable and accessible.
Value-Based Care At a moment when the MSSP Program is particularly vulnerable, are officials at HHS and CMS preparing new offerings through CMMI that will appeal to provider leaders? Why the question matters