RSNA and the Regenstrief Institute have begun work to harmonize and unify terms for radiology procedures. The intent is to improve the quality, consistency and interoperability of radiology test results in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange.Read More
The trend toward value-based payment is gaining momentum. Except for efforts around managed care, where a fixed capitated fee is paid to risk-taking organizations for a defined population of patients, fee-for-service has been at the core of how we do business in healthcare. What kind of health IT tools do we need for the new direction?
A project at Carolinas HealthCare System to integrate data analytics for predictive modeling, individualized patient care and population health across the enterprise has seen encouraging early returns.Read More
The Brooklyn Health Information Exchange has completed its merger with Healthix, a regional health information organization in New York, and the new organization looks to helping build the statewide HIE.Read More
We are drowning in data coming from in-patient medical tools such as EKGs and medical imaging systems as well as data now collected by mobile devices during patient registration and bedside visits. Soon even more data will be delivered from at-home medical test kits and monitors.Read More
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