Clinical and IT leaders at Phoenix-based Maricopa Integrated Health System have collaborated to increase patient adoption of the personal health record to enable patients to be more involved in their own care.
UCLA Health vice chancellor and CIO Michael Pfeffer, M.D. shares his perspectives on his organization’s advances into patient and consumer engagement, data-sharing, and the experience of being a physician CIO
There are some very urgent steps that healthcare IT security leaders need to take, right now, in the face of constant malware threats, says Mac McMillan, president and CEO of the Austin, Texas-based CynergisTek consulting firm
As healthcare continues to evolve from a fee-for-service to a value-based care payment model, healthcare executive leaders see patent engagement as a top priority. Moving forward, CIOs need to play a vital leadership role in IT-enabled initiatives.
As the leaders of patient care organizations move forward into the post-EHR-implementation phase, they face a welter of challenges around interoperability and analytics for performance improvement, says Rob Barras of The Advisory Board Company
During a recent webinar hosted by the Center for Connected Medicine, healthcare IT security thought leaders parsed the challenges of cybersecurity and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in an evolving threat environment.
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, healthcare IT leaders and experts discussed the ongoing challenge of creating cultures of security in patient care organizations—and the layers of complexity in executing around that challenge
Two senior leaders at The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation speak to Healthcare Informatics regarding the impact of a recent CMS rule that could shake up the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
For the July/August Healthcare Informatics cover story, advanced medical group leaders share how they are analyzing and using data to feed continuous clinical and operational performance improvement
At the Health IT Summit in Denver on Tuesday, healthcare IT leaders parsed some of the complexities around leveraging the CIO-CMIO relationship to achieve progress towards clinical and operational transformation
David Levine, M.D., a practicing general internist and research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the use of wearable technology in lieu of inpatient care, and delves into the opportunities, and challenges, of harnessing wearable data.
An operational leader at Allied Physicians Group, with 150 pediatricians and 35 office locations, says that in today’s healthcare market, having a broad-based analytics platform is essential.
A new survey by LeanTaaS finds that, while the leaders of patient care organizations are attempting to leverage data and analytics to improve clinical and financial outcomes, they have not yet found EHR data to be effective in doing so
At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD
Many organizations may not truly understand the HIPAA Security Rule and how to conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks to ePHI. Here are five steps to put you on the right track to be compliant with OCR guidelines.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a particular group of subspecialists, pediatric ophthalmologists, are using the technology to fill gaps in specialist care in developing countries, with the goal of eliminating preventable infant blindness.
Statewide health information exchanges are adjusting their pricing models as they identify new services to offer member organizations and as they experience shifts in government and grant funding support.
In a report published at the end of June, the U.S. Government Accountability Office challenged HHS and CMS to improve the measurement methodology embedded in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program
While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about EHRs, the co-author of a new medical study about hospital-based physicians’ perceptions of EHRs says the study findings illustrate that EHR usability should be addressed as a quality of care issue.
During a briefing with members of the industry press today, top officials at ONC discussed the core priorities of the agency, signaling a change in focus for the health IT branch of the federal government.