Advanced Health IT Needed For ACO Initiatives
Data analytics tools, clinical applications, and other technologies technologies can help accountable care organizations deliver on the promise of curbing costs and improving care.
Physicians Say IT Is Still The Enemy
Understanding the difference between how academic and community physicians think can foster more productive relationships--and perhaps less tension.
Behavioral Health Launches HIE
The Arizona service provider is one of the first mental health providers to launch a health information exchange to share patient records with care partners.
Patient Advocates Want More Say In Health IT
Coalition platform calls consumers "most significant untapped resource in healthcare," demands a role in ensuring that health information exchange and other technologies consider their needs, expectations.
IT Can Ease Healthcare Staff Shortage
Electronic medical records and other technology can improve quality and manage growing patient demand, according to a survey of health professionals by the American Society for Quality.
EHRs Deemed 'Essential' To Pediatric Healthcare
Electronic health records and other IT systems support "medical home" concepts of information sharing, care coordination, and evidence-based medicine, said American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement.
E-Health Records Produce Some Environmental Benefits
Digitized patient record and medical imaging systems consume more electricity, but reduce paper use, patient travel, reliance on plastics used in traditional X-ray films and other waste, said a Kaiser Permanente report.