Managing large patient populations within value-based reimbursement models is placing new demands on clinical support staff to improve patient care coordination. Case managers, social workers and pharmacists today share responsibility with primary-care providers for making sure care is well-managed.
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An all-star group of health information technology experts, including representatives from a dozen of the top health IT system developers, will advise a private-sector initiative to survey and rate health IT products on interoperability.
MyRounding makes software for use during hospital rounds. It can collect data on patients, create checklists on safety issues such as preventing hospital-acquired infections, track patient issues and assign tasks to specific employees.
The HCI Group, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based consultancy specializing in health information technology system installation and support, has acquired health IT training and systems-implementation company Expert Technical Advisors, Houston, the company has announced.
The CONNECT for Health Act would expand the use of remote patient monitoring for some patients with chronic conditions, increase telemedicine services in community health centers and rural health clinics, and provide basic telemedicine benefits through Medicare Advantage.
IMS Health Holdings, which sells prescription data and technology services to medical-device manufacturers, providers and payers, reported a rise in its year-end profits and is looking forward to more growth in 2016.
Chicago-based health information technology developer Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has named Melinda Whittington, the former controller at food giant Kraft Heinz Co., its CFO.
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.
In 2009, Dr. Edward Callahan was overseeing a task force at the University of California at Davis that was tackling the issue of integrating sexual orientation and gender identity information into electronic health records.
Some medical data miners may soon be allowed to share and sell Medicare and private-sector medical-claims data, as well as analyses of that data, under proposed regulations the CMS issued Friday.
There were honors to share for the top three hospital EHR developers in the annual Best of KLAS awards this year, with Epic Systems Corp., Cerner Corp. and Meditech all taking home awards. But Epic garnered the most mentions.