AMA: Fold IT Tools Into Physician Profiling
The American Medical Association wants health insurers to standardize their doctor profiles and include clinical data from electronic health records; many carriers still balk.
Health IT Attracts More Venture Capital in Q2
Despite a decline in the total amount of U.S. venture capital investments, health information technology raised more capital and deals in the second quarter than in the same period in 2011.
Remote Patient Monitoring Market To Double By 2016
Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, new research says.
Health IT Pros Face Salary Gap
Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.
EHRs Need Accountable Care Features
Electronic heath records still lack the tools necessary to carry out population health management, including the ability to generate work lists, says Health IT guru Shahid Shah. Some of those missing tools might be required in stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
How To Break Into Healthcare IT
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
Health IT Support Centers Get Their Own Advocates
Federally mandated regional extension centers have helped providers get on the EHR bandwagon; the Association of Regional Centers of Health Information Technology will now help these RECs stay afloat.