Is stage 2 amid a "perfect storm" that will cripple hospitals? Three out of four healthcare experts testifying before Congress say that moving too fast to the next phase threatens not just the financial stability of providers but also patient safety.
The future of healthcare depends on data and the technologies to make use of it, experts said at the Government Health IT Conference last week. And while it won't happen overnight, a fistful of current trends are driving the industry in that direction.
Finding the right technology for patient segments, "beer and pretzel" communication and explanation of consent forms from trusted clinicians are three engagement strategies that worked for some Beacon Communities.
The ONC's director of the Office of Science and Technology told the Government Health IT Conference to consider how technical standards can help solve future healthcare challenges, such as boosting EHR use in clinical research.
Farzad Mostashari told the Government Health IT Conference that the balance of regulatory and market-based solutions to health IT standards and process improvement is a work in progress, but making inroads.
At the Government Health IT Conference, executive vice president Carla Smith foretells a new offering HIMSS plans to launch next month that measures the ROI of health IT investments, considering more components than just the financial.
Previewing his session at the Government Health IT Conference, Tuesday and Wednesday, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser discusses IT ramifications in the era of accountability, patient engagement, and what he learned in a clinical trial.