A grant program is trying to help doctors, clinics and hospitals in rural California link to HIEs, so patients being referred for specialized care in urban areas can have their medical history follow them.
The National Institute of Mental Health is going to shift its research framework away from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, in pursuit of a classification system that relies on biological evidence as much as symptoms.
John Loonsk, MD explains why Big Data and related tools might take longer than it presently appears to gain traction, be put into strategic use and ultimately fulfill its potential role in research and population health.
Humetrix expands its mobile health information hub to arm Apple and Android devices with access to various Blue Button accounts and, in so doing, moves patients closer to the center of their own health records.
Stage 2 of meaningful use calls for providers to have electronic access to at least 10 percent of the radiological images they've ordered. The companies claim this partnership will help transport those images into an EHR.
The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed that the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) panel does not believe that there is adequate evidence whether or not PET imaging of brain beta amyloid changes health outcomes, and urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) to review the evidence and make a positive determination about coverage. The Association sincerely appreciates the opportunity to participate in this important review process.