January 2022

Assessment of Structured Data Elements for Social Risk Factors

January 19, 2022


An expert panel identified and assessed electronic health record and health information exchange structured data elements to support future development of social risk factor computable phenotyping.

Growth in Health Information Exchange With ACO Market Penetration

January 17, 2022


Hospitals that participate in accountable care organizations (ACOs) expand their health information exchange networks as a result, but hospitals in markets with existing ACO infrastructure can expand more quickly.

The Health Information Technology Special Issue: Continuing the Progress Toward Digital Transformation

January 14, 2022


A letter from the guest editor highlights the significant work that remains for provider organizations to integrate digital advancement as a key strategy in addressing some of the most pressing challenges that are transforming the health care landscape.

Relationships Between Patient Portal Activation and Patient Satisfaction Scores Among CG-CAHPS and HCAHPS Respondents

January 13, 2022


Patients with activated patient portal accounts report higher patient satisfaction in respective dimensions of the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) and Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) surveys compared with patients without portal accounts.

Integrating Predictive Models Into Care: Facilitating Informed Decision-Making and Communicating Equity Issues

January 12, 2022


As predictive models proliferate, providers and decision makers require accessible information to guide their use. Preventing and combating bias must also be priorities in model development and in communication with providers and decision makers.