Articles for Health IT
February 1, 2017 |
Teledermatology is advertised a major breakthrough in telehealth. But, is the tort system ready for widespread adoption?
January 29, 2017 | Christina Mattina
The collaboration between Purdue Pharma and the Virginia Department of Health comes about 2 months after Governor Terry McAuliffe declared the state’s opioid addiction crisis a public health emergency.
January 27, 2017 |
Rena M. Conti, PhD; Brenton Fargnoli, MD; and Andrew L. Pecora, MD, CPE, describe the financial variables that should be taken into consideration when investing in information technology resources for use in hospital and community healthcare settings.
January 27, 2017 |
Despite the potential benefits of sharing healthcare data, Rena M. Conti, PhD; Brenton Fargnoli, MD; and Andrew L. Pecora, MD, CPE; note that there are also several associated challenges. The panelists suggest that engaging patients to be responsible for their electronic health records can improve care.
January 25, 2017 |
The Council for Affordable Quality Health Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange is making great strides in certifying health plans for implementing electronic information exchange between payers and providers. The good news for providers is that very little is required of them to reap the benefits of these certification efforts.
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.