Hospitals and other providers are working to understand patient satisfaction and deliver more personalized, coordinated experiences. In light of that, they would be well-advised to be mindful of two powerful trends.
Two Indiana physician practices are using a cloud-based platform to "connect the dots" in patient care, enabling clinicians in different locations to pull in patient data and coordinate a care management plan on tablets.
Five years after the nation's first CTO was named, several lawmakers think arming the position with new authority is the best way to reform how the federal government buys and uses information technology.
The HITECH Act assigned Regional Extension Centers (RECs) with the task of disseminating knowledge, skills and best practices related to electronic medical record (EMR) system acquisition, implementation and operation to healthcare providers in need of such guidance.