Archive for the ‘Healthcare IT’ Category

India’s Secret to Low-Cost Health Care

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A renowned Indian heart surgeon is currently building a 2,000-bed, internationally accredited “health city” in the Cayman Islands, a short flight from the U.S. Its services will include tertiary care procedures, such as open-heart surgery, angioplasty, knee or hip replacement, and neurosurgery for about 40% of U.S. prices. Patients will have the option of recuperating for a […]

Health IT helping to fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic


Connecting for Impact: Integrating Health IT and PDMPs to improve patient care and fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic ONC pilot projects prove that health IT can improve clinicians’ access to important clinical resources like Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), which are data sources doctors and other providers can use to help fight the prescription […]

Privacy, Security, and Electronic Health Records


Health care is changing and so are the tools used to coordinate better care for patients like you and me. During your most recent visit to the doctor, you may have noticed your physician entering notes on a computer or laptop into an electronic health record (EHR). With EHRs comes the opportunity for patients to […]

Progress on Adoption of Electronic Health Records


New Data Shows Rapid Adoption of EHRs; Announcements of 2015 Policies Since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – which included the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs – was signed into law, the nation has seen unprecedented growth in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). Between 2009 […]

Why Adopt EHRs?

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Health care is a team effort. Shared information supports that effort. When all team members can communicate with each other effectively and efficiently, everyone benefits—patients, their families, and providers. The Nation’s health and economy benefit as well. Electronic health record (EHR) adoption requires investment of time and money, but the benefits often outweigh the costs, […]

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Health IT and Health Care Quality

Better information means better health care Traditionally, your primary care physician has been expected to act as the central hub for all your medical records, including laboratory results, tests, and records sent from other doctors. But sometimes — when you change doctors, when providers have out-of-date information, or simply when procedures aren’t followed correctly — this […]

Health IT Makes Health Care Convenient

Health IT can free you to focus on your health instead of the everyday hassles of managing your health care. Health information technology (health IT) can make your interactions with the health care system more convenient, more reliable, and less time consuming. Some examples include: Faster, more accurate prescriptions E-prescribing systems automatically send orders to […]

Better Information Means Safer Health Care

Health information technology (health IT) can play an important role in increasing patient safety by virtue of the information contained in the electronic health record (EHR) and the features (error-checking, notifications, etc) systems use to ensure high quality care. As just one example, a Congressional Budget Office study estimated that EHRs could reduce prescribing errors by […]

e-Health for Communities

e-Health: Your health, your community’s health Your health is influenced by a variety of factors, including family history, genes, and personal habits such as exercise, diet, and other lifestyle choices. The broader environment in which you live also affects your health. For example, air quality can affect whether you develop breathing problems, like asthma or […]