A not-for-profit group that works closely with the North Carolina Medicaid agency has developed a data-driven transitional-care program intended to connect the right patients with the resources that are most likely to work.
Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. She recently discussed the agency's efforts with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently explored the agency's efforts to address healthcare disparities.
Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.
Access to genomic data on cancer has raised hopes for rapid advances, but many worry about clinicians’ ability to effectively use the information.
The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.
The electronic health record was meant to be the “Great IT Hope,” yet decades later, healthcare still languishes in a disconnected state, says Athenahealth co-founder Jonathan Bush.
Physicians in the state of New York say they're mostly ready to begin prescribing drugs solely through electronic methods this week after being given an extra year to prepare. They'll be the first in the nation to face penalties if they fail to do so.
Physicians have longed for EHR systems that could share information across networks. But as their dreams are fulfilled, a new problem has emerged—inbox overload. And that burden is causing physician burnout, patient-safety issues and the need for new innovations to help triage the most-urgent...
Health information technology departments will spend less in 2016. The dip is the result of organizations having "become increasingly comfortable,” since they've “turned the corner” on meeting federal requirements under the EHR incentive payment program, according to TEKsystems.
Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.
The Obama administration is working to balance patient privacy with the promise of tapping into market forces to boost its 4-year-old initiative to allow outside organizations to mine federal claims data for healthcare quality improvement and cost containment.