Hospitals may want to devote more attention to the power of social media, according to a recent study looking at the correlation between hospitals' Facebook ratings and how well they performed on 30-day readmission rates.
Electronic health records and other forms of healthcare IT may be riddled with inherent risks that can harm patients, according to an alert from the Joint Commission.
When patients are discharged, they essentially become their own care coordinator—administering medication and scheduling follow-up visits. Providers can significantly improve patient engagement and outcomes by taking advantage of outside care partnerships to help coordinate care across...
The federal health information technology coordinator's proposed certification rule signals that the agency wants to better ensure that electronic health-record systems perform as promised.
Draft regulations the CMS issued last Friday would add a third and final stage to the federal incentive program that requires doctors and hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use electronic health records.
To master the challenge of population-health management, some healthcare organizations are moving beyond traditional clinical, risk-based analytics to focus on patient engagement and behavior.
Electronic health-record systems are doing a poor job graphing lab-test results, conclude the authors of an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has released an approved, final version of its accreditation criteria for developers of practice-management systems and their software products, the not-for-profit accreditation and standards development organization has announced.
The federal push to adopt and use the Blue Button format for exchanging healthcare information between clinicians and patients is, at best, stalled, according to a recent survey by the not-for-profit Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
Judy Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corp., which she launched in 1979 with a $70,000 bank loan secured against her house and the sweat equity of a few programming customers. Epic, based in Verona, Wis., is now one of the leading EHR vendors in the country.
Last week, Apple announced the release of ResearchKit, an open-source software framework that will allow physicians and scientists to collect and monitor medical data from patients using iPhones, but ethicists and patient-safety advocates already are warning about potential downsides.
Proponents of implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system are vowing not to be ambushed during this year's “doc fix” legislation debate in Washington.