Safety, Technology, Anger And Hope
America's patient safety record is a source of embarrassment that angers both clinicians and patients. The right IT tools can help mitigate the danger to life and limb.
Feds Fall Short On IT Project Management
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
NFL Uses EHRs To Tackle Player Injuries
National Football League taps into eClinicalWorks electronic health record (EHR) system to coordinate care, better diagnose concussions and other game-related injuries.
EHR Adoption: U.S. Remains The Slow Poke
American doctors are rapidly jumping on the e-highway, but lag behind several developed nations. A Commonwealth Fund executive says the gap is closing rapidly, though.
How Health IT Benefits From Obama's Re-election
The fed's health IT incentive program will continue, along with related programs, but one prominent analyst suggests the biggest threat to the EHR incentive program now is the 'fiscal cliff.'
Feds Fork Over $7 Billion In EHR Payments
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services doles out $7.7 billion in incentive payments so far -- while experts remind that the ultimate goal is better patient care.
IBM's Watson Hits Medical School
Famous supercomputer will interact with students and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to learn medical concepts -- then it might do some teaching.