Articles for Health IT
January 19, 2017 | Christina Mattina
The use of health information technology in small primary care practices continues to rise, but a recent study found that the extent of its adoption varies based on practice size, ownership, and financial incentives.
December 29, 2016 | AJMC Staff
What we're reading, December 29, 2016: President-elect Donald J. Trump considers privatizing veterans' medical care; a new task force to improve sharing of pregnancy status data; and medical marijuana legalization reduced traffic fatalities.
December 23, 2016 | AJMC Staff
What we’re reading, December 23, 2016: HHS secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price traded $300,000 in healthcare stocks while sponsoring health-related legislature; an economist and a physician suggest creation of digital health biographies; CMS hopes to incentivize cardiac rehabilitation program participation.
December 22, 2016 |
Until there is more data to support the outcomes of using telemedicine, payers will be more cautious about getting into reimbursing for the technology, said Anne Schmidt, MD, associate medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
December 20, 2016 |
While health technology tools get better and better, they provide benefits for patients, but should not be there to replace clinicians, explained Helen Figge, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, senior vice president of global strategies and development at LumiraDx.
December 15, 2016 | Christine J. Manta, BA; Richard Caplan, PhD; Jennifer Goldsack, MChem, MA, MBA; Shawn Smith, MBA; and Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA
Health information technologies can be implemented without impact on patient satisfaction. The lacking synergistic relationship should be concerning to stakeholders for optimizing costs and quality.
December 13, 2016 | Yiye Zhang, PhD, and Rema Padman, PhD
The authors illustrate a methodology for delineating variations in medical costs for patients with similar clinical conditions and needs using electronic health record data.
December 13, 2016 | Daniel M. Walker, PhD, MPH; Arthur M. Mora, PhD, MHA; and Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS
Hospitals participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs) have greater adoption of health information technology, particularly patient-facing technology and health information exchange, than non-ACO hospitals.