Much like learning how to ride a bike, the early experience with electronic health records involves falls and scrapes. And as the industry turns its focus toward more usable EHRs, we should look beyond just making health IT systems simpler.
Allscripts is partnering with the Singapore Ministry of Health's IT organization to develop new medication, mobile and analytic systems for the country's health systems and possibly providers elsewhere in Asia.
A healthcare price transparency bill being considered in the North Carolina Senate would require hospitals to post the prices for the 50 most common care episodes on the NC Health Information Exchange.
The U.K.'s NHS and the VHA are both looking to digital health tools to improve care for aging patients managing chronic conditions. The U.K. think tank 2020health hopes the two systems can learn from each other.
As the Office of Civil Rights takes stock of its audit pilot program, it's reaching out to the 115 covered entities audited last year to get a sense of the costs, benefits and overall compliance impact.
Saying the U.S. is "on the cusp of a crisis," a statement announcing the Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today Act explained that the proposed legislation would work toward eliminating the workforce shortage by 2025.