Electronic health record software installations can take a financial toll on hospitals and health systems as they wrestle with temporarily lower patient volumes and disruptions to workflows, as well as higher IT costs.
UnitedHealth Group leads the pack into earnings season with its third-quarter results. In the second quarter, the company reported both higher revenue and profit.
The Mayo Clinic Epic implementation was huge—one of the largest projects the health system has ever undertaken, according to outgoing CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.
While a lot has been made of the canyon-sized gap in caring for patients with mental health conditions, progress has been hard to quantify. During Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance for Mental Illness is championing the theme, “CureStigma.”
Providers said they don't get the support they need from medical device manufacturers, and they also said they struggle with keeping accurate inventories of their devices, according to a survey by KLAS and CHIME.
The businesses will offer insight as Cerner works to implement the VA's new electronic health record. Cerner and the VA are working to make sure the EHR is "fully interoperable."
Both Pew and the Joint Commission released reports on patient matching and patient identification. The problem persists. If it's solved, it could help boost interoperability.
Project Japan providers should invest in digital tools that enhance the patient-provider relationship, according to an Ernst & Young survey.
Hackers can sneak into hospital networks via remote-access systems, such as remote desktop protocol servers on Windows computers. From there, they can disrupt patient care.
More and more health IT developers are putting the FHIR standard in their products. But there's still work to be done to boost use of FHIR, which allows data to move as discrete elements.
The fax machine has proved to be difficult to remove from the healthcare communication chain, though efforts to do so are increasing.
Project Japan data breaches have risen nearly every year from 2010 through 2017. Although physical theft used to be the data breach method of choice, hacking has become the most prevalent method.