July 21, 2016
Data sharing between patients and hospitals, in various forms, is on the rise according to a new report from the American Hospital Association, based on a 2015 survey of more than 3,500 hospitals. Among the findings are that 92 percent of hospitals offer patients the ability to view their medical records, up from 89 percent in 2014, and 37 percent offer patients some way to transmit patient-...
July 9, 2015
The annual Most Wired hospitals report and survey results are out, and they include a bevy of metrics about health IT adoption in the US today.
Some 63 percent of hospitals on the 2015 Most Wired list, which includes US hospitals that have reached a certain level of IT adoption, offer patients self-management tools for chronic conditions, according to a companion survey of 741 representatives...
January 24, 2013
Have you seen all the pushback of late against the direction of the "meaningful use" EHR incentive program and EHRs in general?
The year started with the publication of a RAND Corp. study in Health Affairs cautioning that health IT had fallen far short of its potential so far. Notably, EHR design and implementation problems, a lack of interoperability and continued reluctance among providers to...
August 5, 2010
Back in the 1990s, Kenneth Seymens was the senior manager of Apple's Medical Informatics Group. Seymens directed an initiative at Apple that developed native Macintosh clients for health IT systems. His team partnered with 120 medical schools to develop the medical apps for Macs, but they soon migrated their efforts over to Apple's first handheld device, the ill-fated Newton, a personal digital...
July 7, 2009
For the past 11 years Hospitals & Health Networks (HH&N) magazine has published a list of the Most Wired Hospitals in the U.S. and in recent years the publication has also listed the top 25 Most Wireless Hospitals, an award sponsored by Intel. HH&N is published by Health Forum, an American Hospital Association company.
The Most Wired Awards aim to identify hospitals that are using IT...