December 12, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
About two-thirds of adult patients did not use an online patient portal in 2017, and research indicates vulnerable and disadvantaged patients are less likely to use these technology tools, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.
About half of older adults aged 50 to 80 years old reported they have set up a patient portal, but there are concerns with the technology among this age group, according to the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging report.
April 26, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
As health IT observers and stakeholders have begun to unpack the 1,883-page CMS proposed rule on meaningful use rebranding, discussion has emerged on if the government will be forcing providers to participate in health information exchange activities.
Consumers are now becoming more accepting of machines—ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual clinicians and home-based diagnostics—having a significantly greater role in their overall medical care, according to results of a survey from Accenture...
Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.
David Kaelber, M.D., Ph.D., the chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) at MetroHealth System, discusses his top priorities at the Cleveland-based health system and the healthcare technology developments that are on his radar in 2018.
A new survey indicates hospital and health system leaders are prioritizing investments in 2018 on proven technology solutions that will have an immediate impact and are proceeding cautiously with technologies like artificial intelligence.
Four out of five consumers take advantage of their healthcare provider’s patient portal, according to a 2016 survey on consumer access to health information released by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
U.S. medical practices report that wait times have improved by five minutes from last year, down to an average of 20 minutes total between the waiting area and the exam room. For hospital-owned practices specifically, that number goes down to an average of 17...
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.
Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises and Seattle-based Providence Health & Services are investing in Xealth, a digital healthcare startup whose platform enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, apps, and services.
The Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center will soon be offering primary care patients an online medical evaluation service, via a web-based application that will allow a patient to conduct an electronic consultation with a physician.