ICD-10 Rollout Suggestions For HHS
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sends Department of Health & Human Services laundry list of to-dos to ensure healthcare industry meets new ICD-10 deadline.
Technology Declares War On Cancer
Cancer will cause more than half a million deaths in the US this year. Here's how smart pills, IBM Watson, customized treatments, and even social media are helping patients fight for their health.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Healthcare's New Friend: Avatars
Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Better Healthcare Through Analytics
Analytics can help healthcare providers reduce costs and save lives, say attendees of Crimson Clinical Advantage Summit 2014 -- but they must be implemented thoughtfully.
Surgeon Cuts Vendors Out Of EHR Quest
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
How Meaningful Is Meaningful Use?
The government's Meaningful Use program mandating electronic health records is out of touch with reality. EHRs bog down process and can even worsen care.
Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.
Cloud-Based EHRs: Sky's The Limit
Healthcare practices find partnering with a cloud service provider for their electronic health records lets them focus on their patients, not on IT.
ICD-10 Momentum: Let It Roll
IT teams can accomplish great things when they must meet or beat a deadline, like Y2K. The ICD-10 transition has been delayed, but CMS can still act to keep momentum building.
Next-Gen Health Analytics Requirements Unclear
Healthcare organizations know they need analytic software tailored to accountable care organization operations and population health management -- but they're not sure where to get it, finds KLAS survey.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.