Doctors Learn To Give Up Faxes
Here's how one accountable care organization improved patient follow-up rates by saying goodbye to faxing and hello to a smartphone app for doctors.
Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.
ICD-10 Delay Creates Headaches
Delayed implementation of the new coding standard may bring relief to some healthcare workers -- but it's the worst possible outcome for project managers.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
Cover Oregon Diagnosis: Oracle Overdose
Federal critique of Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange finds project overly dependent on Oracle consultants, architecture bloated with Oracle software.
The Quest For Population Health Management
Vendors large and small seek to prove they have the right tools for proactively managing patient health, coordinating care across providers, and supporting accountable-care models.
CPOE Stragglers: One Hospital's Fix
Computerized physician order entry is mandated by law but some doctors still resist. Christus Health provides CPOE input assistants until docs see the value.
CMS Reverses Course On ICD-10 Tests
Medicare bows to pressure from healthcare industry and political heavyweights, agrees to implement end-to-end testing before ICD-10 deadline.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
Homecare IT: 1 Market Epic Doesn't Dominate
Specialty vendors Homecare Homebase and Thornberry get the highest ratings from customers, says KLAS Research, with healthcare IT juggernaut Epic Systems described as a "laggard."
EHRs Must Solve Real Problems
To win the respect of healthcare workers, software must address true pain points. In too many cases, electronic health record systems aren't living up to the promise.