Federal health IT privacy and security advisors are weighing options for new policies, or just good models, for patients to grant caregivers and family members the power of personal health information management.
Among the largest problems Medicare ACOs have encountered are "data inconsistency from CMS" and "translating the data into actionable information." Nevertheless, they're charging ahead -- banking on better care and financial savings.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt signed an agreement Jan. 23 meant to strengthen the sharing of healthcare data and technology between the two countries.
It's time for a cloud-based approach, the NIH says. The current system for sharing and analyzing the huge amount of genomics data being created in cancer research simply isn't sustainable, or all that democratic.
The state with the highest rate of diabetes in the country, along with other unfortunate health statistics, is testing the potential of remote care management to avoid complications and sustain lifestyle interventions.
To guide meaningful use through stage 3, the ONC needs a new deputy national coordinator for the Office of Certification, a job requiring public and private sector collaboration, technical expertise and "resolving conflicts."
As we speak, scientists and technologists are combining rich stores of data with sophisticated detection modules that enable health plans to view provider behaviors from as many different angles as possible.
North Carolina's new Medicaid information system has not been working as designed and has shorted providers nearly half a billion dollars, a group of doctors argue in the latest chapter of the NCTracks saga.
To save the new insurance marketplaces after a less-than-ideal first four months, states and the federal government need to reform IT procurement and set their sights on four specific goals, argues the founding leader of Massachusetts' Health Connector.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have designated multiple test EHRs for Medicare and Medicaid providers to use in the transitions of care objectives of Stage 2 of the meaningful use program.