If I could talk directly with President Obama on the topic of health information technology and health reform, I would start with an assertive statement: "Mr. President, your administration can make federally held health data available to every American t
With the initial definition of "meaningful use" offered by the Health InformaÂtion Technology Policy Council, we can finally see the broad contours of the administraÂtion's plan for the health IT portion of the economic stimulus legislation.
As dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Michael Klag is well aware of the importance of health IT to individual patients and for its implications to the health of broader populations.
Preparing 3,200 prescriptions every day at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., used to take four nurses four hours each. Now, it takes one remote dispensing machine 45 minutes.
Getting patients involved in their own healthcare is increasingly viewed as a key way to improve healthcare outcomes and cut costs, so Kansas Medicaid officials have taken a step to make it easier for beneficiaries to keep closer tabs on their individual