More medical news from Healthcare IT News
Value of healthcare IT hard to pin down
Healthcare IT News : January 28, 2015, 10:27 am
The uptake of healthcare information technology, especially EHRs, has been rapid, but how to measure the value? So far, in spite of several studies, none has been able to assess health IT's true effect on the healthcare system, according to an ONC-funded study published online by the American Journal of Care Management on Jan. 26.
Patient engagement: Are docs doing it all wrong?
Healthcare IT News : January 28, 2015, 9:41 am
Real patient engagement is far more than patient portals and technology pushing. It's about changing behavior, both on the patient and provider end – and that's not something all docs do well. But as Kyra Bobinet, MD, health engagement instructor at Stanford University's Behavior Design Lab, sees it, that's not the fault of the clinicians.
HIE sees 450 percent growth
Healthcare IT News : January 27, 2015, 12:14 pm
In just six months, the number of data sources sharing information through the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange has grown by 450 percent.
[See also: UMC taps Cerner for 10-year EHR stint]
Healthcare IT News presents Patient Engagement Summit, Feb. 9-10
Healthcare IT News : January 27, 2015, 11:32 am
Patient engagement may be considered by many to be the "blockbuster drug of the 21st century," but convincing patients to take more responsibility for their own care is easier said that done – but not impossible.
Huron Consulting to acquire Studer
Healthcare IT News : January 27, 2015, 11:20 am
Huron Consulting Group, a public company that provides healthbare business and performance advice, is poised to spend $325M to acquire healthcare consulting firm Studer Group, which is focused on helping providers improve clinical outcomes and financial results.