Report: Health information exchanges 'critical' to healthcare integration

Health information exchanges are "critical" to healthcare integration and will help healthcare be more affordable and accountable, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

Kaiser, Johns Hopkins collaboration to hone in on evidence-based care

Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced plans to strengthen their collaboration by focusing on research and evidence-based care, according to an announcement.

Why Meaningful Use is 'impossible to meet' for pathologists

David Booker, M.D., member of the board of governors of the College of American Pathologists and chairman of its clinical informatics steering committee, shared his insights on Meaningful Use and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's proposed hardship exemption in an exclusive interview with FierceEMR.

Legislation spurs growth, interoperability of clinical data registries

Congress has delved yet again into data sharing of health IT, considering a bill that would require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make recommendations regarding the structure and scope of clinical data registries.

Patients of EHR-users more likely to withhold information

A provider's use of an electronic health record can cause a patient to clam up for fear that the data won't be secure, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.


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Connected health holds the potential to improve patient care experiences and, subsequently, quality of life, according to Joseph Kvedar, founder and director of Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on restructuring its IT efforts to offer greater transparency and efficiency in customer support and services, its Deputy Commissioner for Operations Walter S. Harris said in a blog post.