Evidence-based processes and protocols are used to ensure care is the same across all hospitals at the health systems ranked highest by IBM Watson Health.
Assistant Managing Editor David May recently talked with Dr. Lloyd Minor about trends in training the next generation of physicians, partnerships with local tech giants, including the Apple Heart Study, and what Stanford Medicine is doing to address physician burnout.
Researchers are teaming with states to hone physician and hospital referrals to food-assistance programs as congressional lawmakers clash over SNAP.
The race to create a user-friendly, mobile health portal is on. Traditional electronic health record vendors like Epic and Cerner are being challenged by a heavyweight in consumerism: Apple.
The Boston-based health system is the first in the country to make clinical data from its electronic health records publicly available to consumers online.
Nemours Children's Health System is charging ahead with a digital agenda that aims to fully engage patients—and clinicians—in a mobile world. The system recently launched an app for managing asthma that ties directly into its EHR.
After a merger deal, hospitals must decide whether to go to a single EHR system. The process takes time and money, but the efficiencies and savings may be worth it.
By applying natural language processing to unstructured notes in EHRs, providers can pull out relevant information more efficiently than they would were they doing the same thing manually.
Chief Information Officers Roundtable: As technology drives consumerism, consumerism drives technology
High-tech, high-touch companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Uber are not just knocking on healthcare's front door, they are poised to kick it down. In this roundtable, CIOs from a cross section of hospitals talk about how consumerism is reshaping healthcare.
Put the patient at the center of care. It's a mantra that's voiced as often as the Triple Aim. But most providers and payers admit that, until recently, they mostly dictated what the patient wanted and needed. But now, the era of consumerism is upon us.
Hospital executives, vendors and others gathered in Las Vegas last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual meeting were adamant in their belief that healthcare organizations need to stop nibbling at the edges and pick up the pace of embracing consumerism.
After CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced plans to overhaul the federal electronic health record incentive programs, healthcare organizations are wondering how those plans will unfold and whether they'll meet the stated goal of boosting interoperability.