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.
Paul Smith, part of the surge team that brought Healthcare.gov to a fully-functioning website, shares how a site that almost blew up on the launch pad got back to launch and what 2015s open enrollment holds
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed draft industry guidance to ensure that social media and Internet communications relating to medical products are clear, accurate, truthful, and do not mislead the public.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking public comment on a white paper released June 17 regarding potential digital and personalized healthcare technologies intended to enable 21st Century cures.
Taking a page from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health ITs recently released 10-year interoperability roadmap, the American Health Information Management Association has endorsed the core values of a learning health system designed to share secure, high-quality data with the goal of improving patient health.
Search engine giant Google wants back into the healthcare market with its Google Fit mobile platform to collect and analyze data from wearable health apps. But, will it work?
Search engine giant Google will soon introduce Google Fit, a new mobile platform service to collect, aggregate and analyze data from wearable health fitness tracking products and healthcare apps, Forbes reports.
A Pittsburgh medical nutrition therapy EHR developer spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 will place its Connect and Coach platform in more than 200 of West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee's supermarket stores in eight midwestern states.
Making sense of the tide of health data inundating the U.S. healthcare community remains a daunting challenge for driving clinical and financial performance.
For years, in public opinion polls, people have tended to blame health insurers for premium increases and problems with their coverage. However, Americas Health Insurance Plans, the trade association representing payers providing health benefits for more than 200 million Americans, says it now wants to put consumers at the center of healthcare.
Estimated enrollment is three times the number consultancy predicted last year.
A City of San Diego program that uses IT-enabled identification of frequent users of emergency services saves the city an estimated $700,000 per year, and also cut the number of encounters with frequent callers by 38 percent in its pilot phase.
At its annual meeting, the American Medical Association approved a list of guiding principles for ensuring the appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.
How much does the price of health care services vary across the nation? The average cost of a lipid panel in Birmingham, Ala., is $17. It is $25 in Detroit, $33 in Seattle and $94 in Austin.
Americas Health Insurance Plans, the trade association for payers, is promoting new services to health consumers.
Access Health CT, Connecticut's state health insurance exchange, says it has launched the nations first mobile application for an HIX.