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October 21, 2016 AT 3:33 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The vice president noted that the program has successfully led to improvements in data sharing and collaboration, and Microsoft Corp and Amazon have both committed to create cloud storage for the effort moving forward. READ MORE
Wanted: data scientists to help providers make optimal use of EHRs
October 21, 2016 AT 3:32 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
EHR datasets can provide insights for better care, says one stakeholder, but understanding that data calls for clinician data scientists to serve as a bridge between the raw data and the subsequent clinical activity. READ MORE
ONC pilots to explore use of patient-generated health data
October 20, 2016 AT 3:34 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The projects are part of ONC’s efforts to improve the use of health IT among researchers for patient-centered outcomes research. READ MORE
survey finds few providers effectively sharing data
October 19, 2016 AT 3:31 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Despite current hurdles, providers reported optimism about the potential of interoperability initiatives to dramatically improve the nationwide exchange of data. READ MORE
As the price of data drops, hackers expected to ramp up healthcare cyber attacks
October 13, 2016 AT 12:30 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The influx of EHRs will lead to an increase in ransomware attacks, experts say, as cybercriminals look for ways to continue making money from the healthcare industry. READ MORE
how to automate care coordination
October 12, 2016 AT 10:02 PM | William Kassler,
The use of technology to automate patient education and to prompt certain actions can improve adherence, health behavior, and self-management of chronic diseases. READ MORE
Push for national patient ID
October 11, 2016 AT 3:27 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The goal for stakeholders is to develop a coordinated national strategy that will promote patient safety by accurately identifying patients with their health information. READ MORE
Are medical device alarms failing to keep patients safe?
October 11, 2016 AT 3:24 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
As the number of medical devices increases, researchers are developing the ability to test if health professionals should have been able to hear a specific alarm. READ MORE
New HHS Open Government plan seeks to drive IT adoption
October 10, 2016 AT 3:26 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The latest plan identifies new ways for the agency to connect with stakeholder organizations and the public to identify new opportunities to improve its performance.   READ MORE
October 7, 2016 AT 3:21 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
High-need, high-cost patients, say the authors, are more likely than other patients to experience problems with quality and safety in their care. READ MORE