Connecting patients and providers is the holy grail of clinical I.T. This section looks at enabling technologies, such as patient portals and personal health records that are designed for direct use by patients. In addition, patient-centric technologies, such as disease management applications, are covered.
A new study from Bostons Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) offers some early insights into the effects of increasing numbers of emailed communications on doctors, suggesting that reimbursement models and physician workflow may need to adjust to accommodate message management.
Employers that are considering incorporating wearable fitness devices into their wellness programs are facing important decisions about the cost of those devices, and must also be prepared to allay employees concerns about data security.
Terry Fouts, M.D., chief medical officer of Emeryville, Calif.-based analytics vendor MedeAnalytics, talks with Health Data Management about the current state of analytics, including the integration of data from outside the clinical domain.
Americas patient privacy law, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, has been anything but static. Regulators have pushed to keep it current and to draft forward-looking rules. This fall is no different.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a nationwide initiative that seeks to explore how information and data can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives and build a culture of health.
A mobile app being pilot tested could help physicians and mental health professionals keep tabs on the well-being of patients with depression, anxiety, stress and behavioral disorders between visits.
Cigna says it will offer those covered by employer health plans a new technology "ecosystem" platform that combines online, mobile, social media, gamification, and web-based incentives to help customers and their families get the most out of the benefits.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday discussed early strategic elements of a draft roadmap for achieving a nationwide interoperable HIT infrastructure based on input from industry stakeholders.
As mobility becomes a core platform for healthcare communications and providers are increasingly integrating mHealth into their workflows, the management of those technologies has been slower to take shape-a critical oversight particularly in environments where medical staffs are using their own devices.
Venture capital funding for health IT companies continues at a furious pace reaching $956 million in the third quarter of 2014 with total VC funding year-to-date adding up to $3.6 billion, according to Mercom Capital Group.
Quality healthcare is necessary to improve the health of disadvantaged populations, but it is not enough to eliminate the adverse effects of limited education.
Penn Highlands Brookville, one of the four hospitals of DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare, is offering identity protection services to about 4,500 patients after a physicians server may have been hacked.
The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has named Lucia Savage, senior associate general counsel at UnitedHealthcare, as its new chief privacy officer effective Oct. 20.
While other industries have leveraged geospatial data, healthcare has yet to embrace the power of geospatial information systems (GIS) and analytics to improve outcomes, quality, access to care, and lower costs.
Healthcare delivery systems should consider leveraging nurse practitioners and physician assistants, patient-centered medical homes, multi-disciplinary care teams, and health information technology to meet the future demands for primary care, according to a new report from UnitedHealthcare.