EHR Savings Debate Grows
Credible sources are raising serious concerns about the value of health IT. Some, but not all, of their criticism is warranted.
VA Studies New Ways To Treat PTSD
A recent study synchronizes data streams from in-car sensors and GPS to find out what triggers the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans.
EHRs Under Fire For Inflating Medicare Bills
HHS, Center for Public Integrity say some healthcare providers are gaming the system to draw higher Medicare reimbursement. Doctors say electronic health records are simply enabling them to bill for things they had done for free in the past.
Analytics Can Expand Health Insurers' Role
Insurers can help solve problems such as medication errors and duplication of services if providers share clinical and financial data, says new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
IT Critical To New Health Learning System
U.S. healthcare system needs to transform itself into a "continuous learning machine" that uses technology to provide doctors with timely information, says Institute of Medicine report.
UC Medical Center Creates Unique BYOD Program
University of California Irvine Medical Center develops its own mobile security system to safely give Wi-Fi access to students and staff who bring their own smartphones and tablets.
Medication Alert Fatigue Is Curable
Medication alerts are supposed to ensure patient safety, but clinicians ignore them when bombarded with too many. This dilemma needs to be solved.