Digital Pathology is coming! Will your facility be ready?
At some point in their push for better quality, clinical and IT leaders realized that if their old processes around documentation weren’t etched in their workflows for the past several years, they would never have started that way.
Two new analyses of U.S. healthcare market concentration hold many implications for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CMIOs and other healthcare IT leaders, in terms of supporting usability, interoperability, and data security
There is a widespread belief, misguided in my judgement, that owning your own copy of the data has intrinsic value and gives organizations competitive advantages. In contrast, APIs promote a single source of truth approach by making the data available on-demand.
The New England Journal of Medicine hosts contrasting op-ed articles written by, on the one hand, the four most recent National Coordinators, and on the other, two outspoken industry leaders—with a surprising level of agreement on some important points
Nine months ago I had to have surgery. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) were not part of my follow-up care. A paper detailing Partners HealthCare's journey with PROMs details the challenges health systems have implementing them.
At the SHIEC Conference in Indianapolis last week, all eyes were on the future, and a range of opportunities for health information exchanges to make themselves indispensable to payers, providers, and public health
There is currently tremendous innovation happening in the behavioral and mental health care space with many digital health startups and initiatives using technology to try to address one of society’s most pressing issues.
A new study from IDG Connect, based on a survey of IT leaders across all industries in the U.S. and the U.K., finds a very low level of confidence in preparedness to meet accelerating data and IT security threats
Having recently relocated, I can attest that a move is an ideal time to rethink operations and strategies
Telehealth lost a great advocate when Mario Gutierrez, executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy, passed away last week.
A five-year data sample from a large U.S. health system shows that e-visits could have unintended consequences for MDs.
Creating a remote presence for specialists is critical for a Canadian province with a population of about a million people scattered over a territory roughly the size of France.
A new study in Health Affairs looks at the extent to which meaningful use incentives actually spurred EHR adoption—and what the implications are for federally driven incentives for change going forward
While the VA’s decision to migrate to the same EMR platform as the DoD is a sound one, it will not, in and of itself, solve the interoperability problem
I’ve been reflecting on a recent article in Politico in which Greg Simon, president of the Biden Cancer Initiative, recalled an exchange between former Vice President Joseph Biden and Epic CEO Judy Faulkner. The topic was access to patient records.
It was fascinating to read a Perspectives article in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by two physicians who practice inside the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, and to hear directly about how devastating the WannaCry attack was, on NHS daily operations
Looking at the deal announced last week in which Allscripts is acquiring McKesson’s hospital IT business, in light of broader industry and policy trends, and to ask: how might this deal figure into broader interoperability and federal healthcare IT policy trends?
Ongoing data breaches should be a call-to-action for healthcare organizations to increase data security, but many cybersecurity experts contend that call-to-action may be falling on deaf ears at the senior leadership and board level at patient care organizations.
A team of writers, in a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” op-ed, articulates the dangerous potential ahead for a truly unprecedented type of attack on patient care organizations—the possibility of direct manipulations of patient data