Investigators from the Regenstrief Institute took a close look at e-communication between patients and doctors, as well as the need to modernize guidelines.
James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Innovation Care Partners in Phoenix, shared his perspectives on the hype and potential of artificial intelligence, during the RSNA Conference
Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO at THR, discusses how the Dallas-Fort Worth region is progressing in its value-based care initiatives, in its ongoing HIE evolution, and how organizations such as THR are working to reduce physician burnout.
Most healthcare organizations don’t know the full inventory of devices that are connected to the network or that print devices pose dangerous risks.
At RSNA 2017, radiologist leaders look towards the future of value-based care, and see the leveraging of artificial intelligence tools as essential to the success of their specialty going forward
Serving an immigrant community with complex medical and support needs, the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) is moving forward to implement strategies that optimize patient identification and care management.
Aditya Bhasin, vice president of software design and development, digital solutions, at Stanford Health Care, discusses Stanford’s work to transform patients’ digital experience, which has led to increased patient satisfaction and operational efficiencies.
Heath Renfrow, the CISO of Army Medicine, has an exceptionally broad portfolio, and faces many challenges—but also gains from certain resources within the federal government and the military
In 2015, Parkland Health and Hospital System opened a new, larger hospital, creating the need for a new digital strategy. As a result of this digital strategy transformation, clinicians now spend less time with technology, and more time with patients.
Issues with data liquidity and quality will make the transition to value-based care difficult, says the American Academy of Family Physicians' Steven Waldren, M.D., “but the horse is out of the barn, and we will move toward value-based payment no matter what.”
The recent publication of a peer-reviewed article has opened the door to the widespread use of digital pathology for diagnosis, pointing to the broad inclusion of digital pathology images into enterprise-wide digital archives.
Alternative payment programs are now firmly rooted in state-level healthcare policy, as discussions regarding health reform continue in Washington. That’s according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare which finds over 40 states pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those states.
Kaiser Health News just published a report, “So Much Care It Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Only Add to Patients’ Ills” which describes aggressive over-treatment for breast cancer. And a story in Health Affairs, “Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services Contribute the Most to Unnecessary Health Spending” showed that a preponderance of prescribed low-value health services offered little medical value while increasing patients’ costs.
Even as the U.S. healthcare system shifts from volume to value, how best to integrate image exchange into overall data exchange remains unresolved.
The leaders of CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management, announced on Wednesday that they were suspending the national patient ID initiative begun nearly two years ago, citing a lack of results
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., told lawmakers on Wednesday that the VA is facing a “time crunch” and wants to jump start its work to transition to a Cerner EHR system in order to align its deployment with the DoD's EHR roll out.
A former OMB director discusses federal rulemaking, the future of CMS’ Innovation Center, and if the push toward value-based care has been slowed at all in recent months.
Nemours Children’s Health System is piloting a new mobile app for asthma patients and their caregivers as part of a broader digital health strategy focused on building disease-specific tools that integrate the patient and clinician experience into one platform.
A new SMART on FHIR app retrieves HIE data and integrates it in the clinical workflow in the emergency department EHR.
Each year, Healthcare Informatics recognizes the best health IT innovation case studies from both provider organizations and vendor solution companies as part of its Innovator Awards Program
The health system’s CISO, Ron Mehring, details the organization’s data center transformation project and creating the security infrastructure needed to support future business and clinical initiatives.