2016: Technology Driving the Triple Aim

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn – While the health care market environment for 2016 has many uncertainties, there is one certainty that will drive adoption and deeper use of IT: the need to do more with less money. Whether value-based, bundled or slashed reimbursement, health care providers and consumers will be faced with rising costs and the need to do more with less.

Why Health Information Must Be Available Where and When Consumers Need It

By Angela Kennedy – One year ago, I found myself putting in relentless effort to compile an accurate medical record for my daughter after she was diagnosed with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis at age 11. I experienced many frustrations in my attempt to gather my child’s medical records. Due to an incorrect entry in my daughter’s medical record, the inheritable condition was overlooked.

Many Say Meaningful Use Stage 2 Is Disastrous, but the Data Say Otherwise

By Tony Panjamapirom, PhD – The industry news is full of disparaging talk about the health of the EHR Incentive Programs (i.e., meaningful use), particularly the low number of Stage 2 attestations. While some statistics show that only 35% of the nation’s hospitals have met Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, further analysis reveals a different story.