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Adoption and utilization of digital health tools among providers, clinical research organizations, payers and pharmaceutical companies is set to increase this year, according to a paper Validic published in advance of the and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) association’s 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition.
By Michael J. McCoy – I have now been a Federal Employee for a couple of months, the first time since I mustered out of the Army in 1983. Having spent all of my professional life in areas other than the federal government, I had previously viewed government’s work with suspicion and skepticism.
HHS and ONC submitted the annual report to Congress on progress on the HITECH Act including health IT adoption, health information exchange and use of electronic health information to advance better care and better health. This report highlights progress and accomplishments.
Disparities Remain in the Rate of Health IT Adoption By Dominick Mack,MD, MBA / Executive Medical Director, GA-HIT Extension Center, Co-Director, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine , and Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH, FACPM / Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine Health care providers are leveraging the […]
Report Outlines How Medtech Companies Can Approach Innovation to Remain Competitive PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) provides research and analysis on trends impacting various industries including healthcare. According to the institute’s latest research report, medical technology companies may be losing their competitive edge in the new outcome-based health econom. The new report, Medtech companies prepare […]
Mostashari Addresses Concerns on Stage 2 Meaningful Use Timing During a meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee on Wednesday, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari discussed progress in the meaningful use program and challenges still facing health IT implementation, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports (Walsh, Clinical Innovation & Technology, 9/4). Under the 2009 […]
ONC Assesses Achievements to date on Five Year Health IT Plan Last week the ONC released a report detailing progress to date on the five year, Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The June, 2013 report gives updates on various grant programs, ONC innovation challenges, regulatory policies and EHR certification and standards. The Federal Health IT […]
As the health sector strives to improve health and healthcare through the optimal use of IT, measuring technology’s impact and value to patients and caregivers becomes critical. Recognizing the need for a consistent way to understand, evaluate and communicate the real-world impact of health IT, HIMSS introduces the Health IT Value Suite — a comprehensive knowledge repository […]
Health IT Adoption Trending Up Yesterday Health Affairs hosted a briefing to report on the latest trends in health IT adoption among US health care providers and hospitals. The trends were cited from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) annual health IT report, Health Information Technology in the United States: Driving Toward Delivery System Change, […]
Federal financial support for HIT drives system change; proportion of hospitals with EHRs triples since 2010. Driven by major federal investments in health information technology (HIT) over the last several years, hospitals, physicians and other providers have made significant strides in the adoption of health information technology, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual […]
Progress Made in Health IT Adoption The ONC has released it most recent report to Congress on federal initiatives to advance the process of health IT adoption. Update on the Adoption of Health Information Technology and Related Efforts to Facilitate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Information is an overview of health IT adoption progress from […]
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