The EHR, interoperability and patient engagement work states are doing is creating even more stress on health IT budgets and schedules. Here's some advice on addressing those issues to save tax dollars and improve care.
In this video from whitehouse.gov, Mickey Dickerson, administrator of the new U.S. Digital Service, takes us through a few moments of his first day on the job where he leads a team responsible for digital interfacing with the government.
How a large health system and a small hospital are connecting patients online and meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, plus the challenges they face -- like making sure docs see test results before patients.
Perhaps the Ebola crisis can help focus appropriate attention on some of the non-EHR aspects of health IT, and bring population health capabilities that can support outbreak management to the fore. MORE