While the state is not expanding Medicaid, the Governor wants to provide integrated physical and behavioral health services managed by "comprehensive care entities." The plan would also streamline administration for providers.
Dan Diamond ran a triage unit in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and was in-country immediately after the earthquake struck Haiti. The difference between available mobile technologies for each disaster was like night and day, but there are still some apps and tools he said would be really helpful.
The organizations delivered on its promise to make freely available iterations of its standards and intellectual property, a move that CEO Charles Jaffe, MD, says will "accelerate the evolution of health information exchange."
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.