Health information technology

An investigation reveals alarming reports of patient deaths and serious injuries tied to software glitches and user errors in record-keeping systems across the country.
Experts at Harvard discuss the latest on big data and information technology.
We have witnessed incredible advances in technology and connectivity over the past 20 years, particularly during President
10. What are the top 1-3 issues that you think will be important in Medicaid during the next 6 months? 1. Access to Quality
Humans are fallible. Humans entering data into healthcare records are no different. Even if there is internal reliability (within a hospital), in the era of data sharing across institutions on variable EHRs, there is increasing room for error.
Three separate studies published within the past few weeks make it pretty clear that the rapid pace of technological advancement too often comes to a screeching halt at the doors of clinical healthcare settings. That's astonishing.
For children living in underserved communities who often can't get the preventive or specialty care that they need, health care technologies mean a child with autism living in a rural town could visit with a specialized behavioral therapist via videoconference instead of driving hours on end.
I am by no means an expert in health IT, but I do know that we need to demand more from these systems. And that includes more interoperability, easier access, and up-to-date information.
If we want to deliver high-value, quality care to patients and families, we need to invest in better ways to deliver care -- not undermine the agencies that are making real the improvements our health care system needs.
Children in foster care are prescribed powerful mood-changing drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid. These high rates suggest widespread overprescribing.
According to NPR (March 31, 2010) approximately 2.3 million Americans serve in the armed forces, less than 1% of the overall
The CEO of a family-owned grocery store chain wrote a letter to New York State lawmakers to support $65 million worth of spending on a computer system for health information in the state.
SXSW featured over a dozen panel sessions where health experts, developers and venture capitalists discussed this bullish
The bad news is that adoption of these standards has not kept up with the need. Even as the technology and standards to securely
People are clamoring for heads to roll, and the president is talking about what just could be the geekiest, most obscure topic ever to clog a federal bureaucrat's inbox. Procurement reform? Has he gone off the deep end?
As we roll out the technology to implement the Affordable Care Act -- with millions of Americans signing up for the first time -- attempts to find and exploit weaknesses in the system are bound to increase.
But the report asserts that the Obama administration's push to use billions of dollars in stimulus money helping doctors
Although some progressive healthcare providers have begun to transition to digitization, enabling faster and more complete access to patient data, we still have a long way to go toward achieving seamless process and business innovation in healthcare.
Many Brooklyn communities are Health Professional Shortage Areas, which explains, in part, why so many individuals rely on local hospital emergency departments for non-urgent care. Solving Brooklyn's health care system crisis can't wait.