10 percent increase in hospital use of basic electronic records would save 16 babies for every 100,000 live births,Study
According to a new study, the expanded use of electronic medical records would substantially reduce infant mortality in the U.S. The forthcoming study is titled “Can Healthcare IT Save Babies?” and it will be published in the Journal of Political Economy. The study says that a 10 percent increase in hospital use of basic electronic records would save 16 babies for every 100,000 live births. It estimates that a complete national transition to electronic records [...]
The health-care industry is in an unprecedented period of change. Corporations, hospitals, health-care providers, public officials and patients are seeking ways to improve care quality and reduce costs. These trends, coupled with health reform and game-changing technology, are transforming the ways health care is being delivered. A hallmark of Nashville’s $62 billion health-care industry is its well-known ability to respond to changes in the market and health-care policy, which positions the city well to experience [...]
Only 5% of adults say they received online information, care, or support from a health professionals
Whether or not you work in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries, it’s worth noting the growing role of the Internet and social networks in how we make medical decisions. The fact that Americans are turning to the Internet and social networks for resources on some of our most deeply personal healthcare issues is a striking commentary on just how much our ideas about privacy are changing. If someone is willing to discuss their personal medical [...]
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Microsoft and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have announced the availability of the Microsoft Health Users Group (Microsoft HUG) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It will provide healthcare organizations and partners with an online venue to facilitate the development of healthcare solutions and demonstrate how technology can help solve healthcare challenges. The announcement was made at the World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen. Microsoft [...]
Roy Schoenberg, American Well Systems www.zdnet.com(Source) After years of debate, healthcare reform is evolving from policy to reality—and already beginning to influence the behaviors of patients and healthcare providers around the country. In the effort to make healthcare more accessible and affordable, one would expect the role of enabling technologies to be front and center. All too often, however, when it comes to healthcare, technology gets a bit part. Despite the rise in demand for [...]
The American Medical Association and four partner organizations in late April issued an updated version of “A Clinician’s Guide to Electronic Prescribing.” The organizations said the guide reflects changes in the health care environment. The original guide, published in 2008, predated events aimed at pushing physicians toward e-prescribing. The events include the Medicare e-Rx program, which pays physicians bonuses for e-prescribing through 2013. Physicians who don’t e-prescribe by 2013 will see a 1% reduction in [...]
In an effort to reduce the use of paper-based health records, Arizona State University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is collaborating with the Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) in a project to aid the adoption of electronic health records. The $1.5 million grant to ASU is a sub-award of a $10.8 million grant to AzHeC by the Office of the National Coordinator with money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It will run [...]
www.beckershospitalreview.com When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the proposed rule for accountable care organizations at the end of March, health information technology was recognized and emphasized as a central component. Technological aspects of the proposed rule are closely aligned to the Electronic Health Records Implementation Program and HITECH. HIT will play a large role in a number of processes or concepts of an ACO. Requirements on meaningful users of EHR By the [...]
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