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Even just five years into the future, 2011 might be considered the watershed year for telehealth technologies and practices, thanks largely to a fistful of developments, federally-funded and otherwise.
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True reform of the healthcare system will depend on having clinical data points available upon which to make decisions. At this point, clinical data exchange remains mostly theoretical; even the exchange of administrative data is fraught with challenges. In order to get the right incentives in place through both meaningful use and payment reform, we need a very focused and deliberate plan moving forward. We are making progress -- but it must move faster. Gain insight into what levers are being considered and pulled in order to help realize the promise of health information exchange.
The U.S.military has tapped systems integrator Evolvent Technologies Inc. to provide a wide range of healthcare IT services, from help with traumatic brain injury to ICD-10 conversion, all aimed at improving the care of warriors, veterans and their families.
Researchers now have the capability to delve deeply into databases, including electronic health records and various databases about patient care and treatment, "to understand about emerging safety signals, for example, and deepen our understanding about the actual real world use of products," said Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
The National Library of Medicine has updated the RxNorm standard clinical drug vocabulary with more accurate and complete connections between national drug codes and standard non-proprietary names of medications recommended for use in electronic health records (EHR).