Many of the 81 healthcare organizations receiving the latest federal grants for innovative projects will use health IT to collect and share data to better coordinate, analyze and deliver care, including for transitional care for rural patients, school health programs for teenagers and registries for high-risk patients in urban communities.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center announced June 15 the second and final batch of awardees for the Health Care Innovation Awards, bringing to 107 the number of projects
A recently released report by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation proves the value of big data is certainly something to take seriously. And as more organizations create plans to make better use of and leverage their big data, Joe Petro, senior vice president of healthcare research and development at Nuance Communications, believes the industry is on the brink of seeing some pretty remarkable
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Remote monitoring can be effective in way to reduce emergency room visits for heart failure patients with implantable defibrillators, according to new research published in Circulation. For the study, researchers in Italy compared remote monitoring to standard management in 200 patients over a period of 16 months.
After twisting her ankle, Anne Taylor visited a Maryland health care clinic, where she was given a computer tablet and asked to fill out her medical history electronically. But Taylor could not perform the task. She is blind, and the tablet had no way of recording medical information without typing.“Obviously, I couldn't do it, so I had to get help from the clerk,” said Taylor, director of Access Technology for the National Federation of the Blind in Maryland. “In a sense, I was giving my personal data to essentially a stranger. I didn't have any choice. I wanted to get my injury looked at.”Such an experience is becoming more common for impaired
The number of vendors of Electronic Health Records products seems unsustainable. Stimulated by federal Meaningful Use incentives, plus the irresistible tide of pressures and encouragement from all sides (specialty societies, peers, licensing boards, insurance payers), the uptake of EHRs has been steadily increasing.
As a result, large established EHR companies, some of whom have been around for 15 years or more, are experiencing competition from a wave of smaller start-ups – some successful, others not. Two general categories of EHRs have emerged, rather distinctly: EHRs for ambulatory use, and EHRs for hospital use. These really
Want to get the latest stories on EMRs, HIT Stimulus, CPOE, HIEs and Data Security sent straight to your Inbox? Join over 51,000 healthcare pros who subscribe to FierceHealthIT for FREE!Hurricane Irene left many hospital IT departments scrambling in the wake of power outages in August 2011, and Hurricane Sandy likely will have a similar impact on hospitals up and down the East Coast.We asked several members of our new FierceHealthIT Advisory Board about how they prepare in the face of such natural disasters.John Halamka (right), CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, said his hospital has multiple data centers with diverse power
With the intent to both improve and expand the use of health information technologies – by no means limited to EHRs – Johns Hopkins has introduced a new center focusing on population health IT.
To create the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT), the school essentially rolled together faculty concentrating on public health, medicine, informatics, computer science, business and systems engineering.
“We are currently witnessing the most expansive digitalization of health care in history,” said Jonathan Weiner, CPHIT's director, in a statement. “Over the coming decade, electronic health records, personal health records
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