Amy Ellis Discusses Setting Up an ePRO Tool at a Community Cancer Center

January 22nd 2021, 2:00pm


Setting up a new tool to capture electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) requires a lot of prep work to ensure patients are comfortable and ready to use the tool, said Amy Ellis, chief quality officer at Northwest Medical Specialties.

The Health Information Technology Special Issue: Innovation and Emerging Opportunities in Time of Crisis

January 20th 2021, 6:00pm


A letter from the guest editor highlights the contributions of health information technology in improving health care delivery patient-centeredness through innovation in data analytics, connecting providers, and implementation of telehealth.

Using Natural Language Processing to Classify Social Work Interventions

January 20th 2021, 4:30pm


Natural language processing can be used for automated extraction of social work interventions from electronic health records, thereby supporting social work staffing and resource allocation decisions.

Study Weighs Perceived Benefits, Costs of RDM Adoption for Diabetes Management

January 20th 2021, 1:00pm


Results of a vignette-based survey study indicate patients with diabetes require greater health benefits to adopt more intrusive remote digital monitoring (RDM), food monitoring, and real-time feedback by a health care professional.

Using Electronic Health Records and Claims Data to Identify High-risk Patients Likely to Benefit From Palliative Care

January 19th 2021, 5:00pm


Deep learning algorithms could improve palliative care by predicting mortality from electronic health records and claims data.

Dr Sibel Blau Discusses Adapting to Telehealth in Oncology and Future Issues

January 18th 2021, 2:00pm


Adapting to telehealth was not difficult, but practice transformation around telehealth has been more difficult, and there remains the future uncertainty around continued reimbursement, said Sibel Blau, MD, of Northwest Medical Specialties and Quality Cancer Care Alliance.

Barriers to Accessing Online Medical Records in the United States

January 15th 2021, 5:00pm


Patients’ access to and use of online medical records (OMRs) can facilitate better management of their health care needs; however, disparities persist. This study highlights the disparities among individuals’ OMR use and why individuals who are offered OMRs do not use them.

Growth of Electronic Consultations in the Veterans Health Administration

January 15th 2021, 2:00pm


This study evaluates the growth in electronic consultation use over the first 7 years after its implementation across the entire Veterans Health Administration system.

Cost Savings Associated With Electronic Specialty Consultations

January 14th 2021, 5:00pm


This retrospective cohort evaluation found that patients receiving electronic, compared with face-to-face, specialty consultation had significantly lower health care costs for at least 3 months.

Differences in the Use of Telephone and Video Telemedicine Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 14th 2021, 2:00pm


During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we found lower use of video vs telephone visits among older, Black, Hispanic, and Spanish-speaking patients, driven largely by clinician and practice factors.