January 2018

The Health Information Technology Special Issue: Has IT Become a Mandatory Part of Health and Healthcare?

January 17, 2018

FROM THE EDITORS

The 7th annual Health Information Technology (IT) issue provides a window into how health IT tools are working well, how they may not be working as intended, and what we can do to continue making progress toward optimal use of technology to accomplish our shared goals: better health, better care experience, and lower per capita cost.

Electronic Health Record Problem Lists: Accurate Enough for Risk Adjustment?

January 18, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Electronic health record (EHR)-based comorbidity assessment had low sensitivity for identifying major comorbidities and poorly predicted survival. EHR-based comorbidity data require validation prior to application to risk adjustment.

Racial/Ethnic Variation in Devices Used to Access Patient Portals

January 18, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

The study examined the variation in devices used (desktop/laptop computer, mobile device, or both device types) by patients of different racial/ethnic backgrounds to access the online patient portal.