As ACOs spur demand for query-based health information exchange, the Health IT Policy Committee is working on standardizing patient record queries and the provider directories that enable them for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
The California HealthCare Foundation examined how data analytics might bolster disease management programs to help payers, providers and patients understand behaviors, health status, risk factors, and treatment. Here's a look at what the study determined.
The inside story of how a 5-hospital health system leveraged its Epic EHR to arm physicians with clinical decision support technology at the point of care. What ThedaCare learned: EHR vendors should be working in lock step with content vendors.
Amid the health IT challenges the ONC acknowledged in its report -- costs, workflow and usability concerns for some physicians, and exchange limitations for some hospitals -- the past year also saw some criticism of meaningful use.
The former CMS administrator and Harvard professor explained that even Massachusetts healthcare system is "not going to be sustainable without major changes and improvements," and that will be part of his political platform.
The proposed CMS regulations on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) took the first step in promoting discussions about lowering costs, but how to align these costs between each healthcare stakeholder is still an issue and obstacle, leaving most of us to wonder — how will this all actually work?