AMA survey shows, health insurer industry continues to show apathetic or ineffectual follow-through on mutually accepted reforms despite mounting evidence that insurer-imposed authorizations for drugs and medical services can be a hazardous and burdensome administrative obstacle to patients.Read More
By Dan Matthews – Medicine and technology have always gone hand-in-hand. This fact has perhaps never been more apparent today, with some of the most powerful and innovative technologies, from robotics to artificial intelligence to Big Data are proliferating in the modern healthcare industry to fight disease and save lives.
By Devin Partida – People have ongoing conversations about improving value within health care organizations. But what that means differs across the respective groups. Patients might link high-quality care to value, while providers may view value as synonymous with productivity.
By Gopal Khanna MBA & Caren Ginsberg PhD – “Nothing about me, without me.” This adage—coined by a patient advocate in 1998—is the essence of patient-centered healthcare. It implies that every action in healthcare must be undertaken with the patient in mind, every decision made in consultation with the patient.
By Olga Moskalenko – The healthcare industry has been maintaining the upper hand in adoption of latest innovations so far. Today, we have instant messaging tools, video-conferencing platforms, smartphones with high-resolution cameras and high-speed Internet…
By Sharon Arnold PhD – Determining whether digitized information’s enormous power can improve patient care is at the root of many serious conversations about health information technology (IT).
By Satish Maripuri – Economic pressures and demand for quality, patient–centric care are impacting the role of radiologists. I recently sat down with Dr. Tarik Alkasab, a radiology leader at Massachusetts General Hospital and member of the ACR, to discuss how.
Robert Rowley, MD Twitter: @RRowleyMD We have come a long way, in the past several years, in our efforts to bring health care data into…
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