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Health care IT management and organization News
September 27, 2017
New blockchain system announced by Change Healthcare is the first major move by a major health IT vendor to commercialize the nascent secure ledger technology. Analysts are positive.
June 30, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services will award $195 million to community health centers to expand substance abuse and mental health services that focus on awareness, prevention and opioid ...
June 08, 2017
For some health IT experts, the eClinicalWorks' False Claims Act case is about the EHR vendor's lack of interoperability and the failure of meaningful use.
May 04, 2017
The Trump administration's proposed changes to the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers could force health IT vendors to pay higher salaries to software engineers.
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In the natural course of human events, it's safe to say most people have endured an untold number of doctor's appointments, emergency room visits and hospital stays. Each time, patient information is recorded, stored and updated in electronic health... Continue Reading
Secure communications are a pivotal piece of the physician-patient relationship, so protecting the clinical data within those messages becomes paramount. Continue Reading
SearchHealthIT's recent IT purchasing intentions survey -- done in conjunction with CHIME -- points to technology spending priorities at the top of CIOs' minds. Continue Reading
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There are an abundance of challenges of telehealth, but perhaps the most concerning to experts is not knowing where data resides and the lack of interoperability. Continue Reading
Selling telehealth programs to a healthcare organization can be a challenge because many insurers do not cover telehealth and the ROI can be questionable. Continue Reading
Secure electronic messaging can help patients be better informed about their healthcare and improve access to healthcare providers, but the authors of a new study say more education is needed to ... Continue Reading
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A Connecticut state social services agency uses master patient index software to enable accurate patient matching for clients seeking behavioral and physical healthcare services. Continue Reading
Cyberattacks continue to threaten healthcare, but hospital IT can reduce their risks by following best practices to control data access and exchange. Continue Reading
Healthcare standards are essential to many initiatives such as interoperability. However, as an expert from the VA explains, they are also important to informatics. Continue Reading
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Secure messaging in healthcare can save providers and patients time and frustration, but the security of PHI should always be the number one priority. Continue Reading
Many healthcare professionals are turning to third-party applications, the use of APIs and HIEs to overcome the lack of interoperability still present in healthcare. Continue Reading
Treating patients more like customers. It's a simple concept that hospitals find more practical, thanks to the availability of patient engagement tools and techniques borrowed from the domain of the retail industry. The challenge is for health IT ... Continue Reading