Credible sources are raising serious concerns about the value of health IT. Some, but not all, of their criticism is warranted.
Recent Wall Street Journal commentary ripped into health IT, but the critics offered very little in the way of viable solutions.
Recent health IT initiatives are forcing many frustrated clinicians to take early retirement. IT leaders need to realize that our national...
Accountable care organizations rely on software tools to deliver cost-effective care. But ACOs may be built on a shaky foundation.
If the industry remains resistant to change, it will eventually render itself obsolete.
This large Massachusetts group practice has made medical data exchange a top priority by establishing a centralized Web portal with area hospitals.
Medication alerts are supposed to ensure patient safety, but clinicians ignore them when bombarded with too many. This dilemma needs to be solved.
Look for growth in mobile health, telemedicine, clinical analytics, and personal health records—and an EHR vendor shakeout.
Louisiana State University Masters In Analytics program taps demand for graduates who can use data to solve business problems.
Innovative approach to medical data analysis can yield new treatment options at a lower cost.
Getting providers and IT leaders to think in terms of population health, not just about the patient in the office, is challenging but doable.
Don't expect much help after signing on the dotted line for a new electronic help record system. EHR vendors' resources are stretched thin as they...
Several thought leaders are pushing the PHM approach to healthcare, but we need more sophisticated EHRs and clinical analytics systems to make it...
What's the sense of having IT systems in place that can help cut medical costs if physicians ignore the price tag of the care they provide?
As healthcare providers incorporate deep analytics and advanced clinical decision support into everyday practice, they'll turn standardized...
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
Federal and private policy makers are insisting that healthcare providers get patients more involved in their own care, but that's not going to...
CIOs and CMIOs can expect many more sleepless nights now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
U.S. healthcare system will remain broken unless we redesign our tools and rethink our mindset.
Tablets, smartphones, and mobile apps have the potential to improve patient care--but without quality clinical research to back them up, you may...
Many doctors frown on consumers' interest in mobile health, says PwC report. But that's only half the story.
Meeting the pay for performance challenge requires more sophisticated capabilities in EHRs and more physician cooperation.
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
Latest stats suggest doctors are smitten with e-prescribing, but training and clinical decision support still needed.