Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here's what's happening to make that reality.
By Jennifer Knapp - A hospital’s team of respiratory therapists had trouble keeping up with STAT orders. Sometimes the orders were buried within patient records in the EHR. Often the therapists couldn’t access the EHR for hours while engaged with a patient or on a transport.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health are jointly offering free e-Learning courses designed for busy, working adults to upgrade their skills in the transforming healthcare industry. Funded by the ONC.
By Tommy White - With the number of Americans who own smartphones steadily increasing – recent research indicates that more than two-thirds of adults own some type of smartphone — the number of people using apps to help manage their healthcare is also increasing.
By Sarianne Gruber - Not too often do you get the chance to hear a Cable guy and IT guy exchange notes on interoperability. At the Inform[ED] Connect Health symposium, the host CableLabs, brought together policy makers, information technology leaders along with cable innovators and wireless technologists.
By David Hom - Just as it is easy to lead a horse to water but difficult to make him drink, healthcare organizations often find that it is easy to tell patients how to take care of their health but difficult to get them to take action.
By Rebecca Freeman PhD - Care coordination is a key feature of evolving care models designed to avoid episodic care for patients. Currently, various federal programs that pay for health care services require a care plan as a component of care coordination.
By Debi Primeau - According to HHS health literacy is “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”
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