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March 24, 2017 AT 10:08 PM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Without a data science strategy, three experts argue, healthcare organizations can’t draw on increasing volumes of data to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of the care they provide. Read more
March 24, 2017 AT 9:22 PM | J.D. Whitlock, Vice President of Enterprise Intelligence, Mercy Health
The promise of FHIR is that it could enable different EHRs at different institutions to “talk” to each other using common languages and vocabularies. Read more
March 24, 2017 AT 7:52 PM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
EHRs have demonstrated value in features such as legible information, accurate prescriptions and prevention reminders, says the ACP, but they also bring unintended consequences. Read more
March 23, 2017 AT 7:51 PM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The healthcare industry experienced a record number of cyberattacks in 2016, leading some stakeholders to question the sector’s ability to effectively assess the array of risks. Read more
March 22, 2017 AT 7:54 PM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
In addition to saving patients transportation costs, the study found that telemedicine utilization saved the air almost 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and 50 metric tons of carbon monoxide. Read more
March 21, 2017 AT 7:50 PM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Clinicians often cite inadequate visit time as a barrier to their communication with patients. Allowing patients preliminary access to their records could change that. Read more
March 17, 2017 AT 10:32 PM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Like early versions of the smartphone, says one interoperability expert, what FHIR can offer today bears little resemblance to what it promises for the future. Read more
March 17, 2017 AT 10:16 PM | John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., Chief Analytics Officer of Bernoulli
While technology can help, staff on general care floors may not have the requisite training to handle patients undergoing continuous monitoring. Read more
March 17, 2017 AT 4:13 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Among providers, opinions are shifting from despair over the unfulfilled promises of big data to a more realistic vision of what sophisticated analytics can do to transform healthcare delivery. Read more
March 17, 2017 AT 4:12 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The coalition urged HHS to take steps to ensure that the role of ONC in the marketplace is patient- focused and bipartisan. Read more