Urgent Care Centers Need Robust EMRs Too
Urgent care centers have lagged in adoption of electronic
medical records. But with most of the country's 9,000 centers planning expansions, need is growing, says KLAS report.
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Many EHRs Not Ready For Meaningful Use
Study finds that only 11% of physicians have the technical capabilities to meet federal standards that define how an electronic health record system is to be used in a meaningful way.
So What Was Wrong With ICD-9?
As your IT team makes the transition to the ICD-10 medical coding system, doctors will insist that the older system worked just fine. Here's your comeback.
Health IT Still Venture Capital Sweetheart
Companies that manage health information and data raised 75% more capital than Q1 last year, in stark contrast to U.S. companies' overall drop of 18%, says Dow Jones VentureSource.
Venture Funding For Health 2.0 Jumps 44%
Venture capital investors put $439 million into 70 deals in 2011 for startups that develop mobile health apps and tools for online social networking and collaboration.
Forget Google Glasses: Meet Wearable Health Monitors
Some gadgets do cool tricks and some save lives. Seamless integration with Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smartphones brings tiny devices worn beneath garments, watching the well-being of the elderly, student athletes.
Highmark Telehealth Pilot Goal: Cut ER Visits
Highmark, a large Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurer in western Pennsylvania, offers some members option to consult with doctor via Internet when they are experiencing a minor illness.
Feds Propose One-Year ICD-10 Delay
Department of Human and Health Services proposes extending ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. It also proposes unique ID numbers for health plans to save provider frustration and money.
Covisint Cloud Hosting Michigan HIE
Southeast Michigan Beacon Community turns to cloud-based technology to manage its health information exchange, with initial upload of 29,000 medical records.
Mobile App Helps Consumers Shop For Healthcare
Castlight Health mobile app lets consumers use their smartphones to look up cost and quality information about their healthcare providers, an especially helpful tool for patients with high-deductible plans.
Alert Fatigue: Searching For A Cure
Study finds that prescribing clinicians often are overwhelmed and confused by electronic medication alerts generated by EHRs, in part because most warnings are intended for pharmacists. Now the Indianapolis VA is testing for ways to revamp the alerts.