The pressures and drivers to reduce costs, improve quality, emphasize prevention and increase access are making social media and the underlying technologies more attractive to healthcare leaders. They can be effective and efficient tools...
There have been significant fluctuations in medical malpractice premiums, based on doctor's age, location, workload, and practice size, according to a report published in Medical Economics. Noting that medical malpractice premiums appeared little changed in 2013 for primary...
ONC sculpted a decade-long vision for ensuring health information technology is geared toward what it described as "robust and continuous quality improvement." "Dramatic advancements have been made in digitizing the care delivery system during the past decade," ONC notes...
Physicians are equating the use of health IT with reduced capacity to see more patients just as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is providing coverage for more Americans, a new survey finds. As the number of health...
General consensus about HIPAA has thus far been that if healthcare organizations simply encrypt their data and devices then lost or stolen smartphones or tablets are essentially protected. But reality is not always so simple as a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Home visits, telemedicine and digital health all will be ubiquitous as healthcare reform continues to take hold, according to University of Pennsylvania-based health economist Ezekiel Emanuel. Emanuel, who served as a keynote...
Medical practices and technology collide every year at the Medical Group Management Association annual conference. This year’s event, held Oct. 26-29 in Las Vegas, was no exception. A plethora of information technology products — from EHRs to telehealth to data...
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