Modern Healthcare recently hosted a webinar that featured a leadership panel willing to share their views on the importance of health IT systems, the challenges associated with implementation and their advice for other accountable care organizations. Here is an edited transcript of that discussion.
Madison, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics is teaming up with Inovalon, a Bowie, Md.-based analytics software provider, to launch a patient-specific data service.
Diabetic patients are a popular target population for health systems that hope to improve patients' health with better care coordination and closer management. But new data from the research collaborative OptumLabs suggest diabetes management can be too aggressive.
Until recently, insurers and providers did not have good ways of measuring the cost-effectiveness of post-acute care providers, and patients lacked clarity on what to expect after they were discharged. NaviHealth is trying to change that.
On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in California and three other states will not fully convert from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system, as nearly everyone else is federally mandated to do.
Regarding the recent article “80% of health IT leaders say their systems have been compromised”, the current U.S. health information technology system is engineered to guarantee that health data breaches will occur forever.
Agencies such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health are funding a growing number of projects designed to more rapidly improve health services, patient outcomes and consumer experiences.
Cleveland Clinic spinoff Explorys collects and organizes data from hundreds of sources and gives providers and researchers tools and applications that allow them to comb through the data to identify patient risk factors, track outcomes and evaluate treatment success.
Along with the nation's remarkable growth in electronic health records come extraordinary opportunities to analyze "big data” and improve healthcare and lives. Those opportunities have spawned a wide range of analytical tools—each with its own potential for improving care.
Tech-savvy consumers are tracking their daily steps on pedometers, entering their food into calorie-counting sites and participating in online forums. But until recently, their digital health world operated entirely outside the realm they entered once they became ill.
Effective Aug. 3, Kevin Fitzpatrick will become CEO of CancerLinQ, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.