Wellpepper is exemplary in applying technology to address patient engagement for ARRA/MU
The announcement of the departures of the Steward Health Care System and the Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA (MACIPA) from the Pioneer ACO Program speaks to the need for senior CMS officials to rethink—and tweak—the program, before it’s too late
Three years ago, I was very skeptical about the OpenNotes movement. But the research that has come out since has gotten me fully on board.
The presentation of the results of an important survey at the CHIME Fall Forum last month underscored the vast strategic challenges facing CIOs right now, as they work to align their vision with that of their fellow c-suite executives
It’s the day before Halloween, which means I will probably tune into one of my all-time favorite horror movies this weekend. But no matter which scary flick I choose, perhaps nothing will be scarier than something I saw recently on healthcare data security.
It was a pleasure to hear from The Advisory Board's Doug Thompson on the meaning and execution of EMR optimization, as he clarified for an HCI webinar audience this week what the term really means—and doesn’t mean
Clinicians who can access real-time patient data from several sources in smartphone apps are less frequently logging into the EHR system itself. Could these tools replace discharge summaries as well?
The Healthcare informatics Innovator Awards Program is once again open to submissions from innovative teams in healthcare. Will your team be one of the 2016 winners?
Healthcare provider leaders need to face the reality that budget sequestration, with its attendant actual and effective pay cuts, will almost certainly become the new normal
A keynote presentation at the Oct. 23 Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium highlighted some of the reasons it is exciting to be an informatics specialist these days. Jason Moore, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania, said we are...
Now that we have broad deployment of electronic health records, how do we make recommendation systems trustworthy?
The government has laid out its plan for a person-centered healthcare and greater interoperability. Meanwhile, providers and vendors are pointing fingers for a lack of results. Can the industry finally come together for a greater cause?
A new Delaware law will require commercial insurers to cover telehealth visits. At an all-day conference at the University of Delaware on Oct. 20, healthcare leaders from around the First State came together to assess how they might take advantage of the changing legal and policy landscape.
A software go-live should be a consistent and expected outcome. If you like vanilla, that’s fine. But make sure that it is not at the expense of your workflow.
Bestselling author and speaker Shawn Achor provided CHIME Fall Forum attendees with food for thought, when he challenged them to consider how they might apply findings from the science of happiness, to the massive transformational work facing them at this moment in U.S. healthcare
Fareed Zakaria’s keynote address Friday at the CHIME Fall Forum put into a bracing global and historical context the intense efforts to transform U.S. healthcare with information technology
Application providers and healthcare providers need to think creatively in terms of achieving ARRA/MU Stage 3 objectives, especially when it comes to imaging.
When a patient needs an implanted device replaced, how do clinicians identify which particular implant the person has? The answer is that they often change hats from surgeons to detectives to try to piece together that information.
As patient care organization leaders gathered at iHT2-Chicago noted last week, what patient engagement looks like remains somewhat amorphous and difficult to translate into practical reality
With an ongoing digital transformation of healthcare delivery there also has come, unfortunately, an increased level of information security breaches. A hospital or health system’s security strategy needs strong support from senior leadership and the board of directors.