Geisinger Health System, buoyed by the success of its experiment to provide patients with access to their physicians' electronic notes, has decided to expand the program to more than 500 of its physicians and 100,000 patients, it recently announced.
Providers are beginning to sound alarms that some payers aren't providing adequate or high-quality claims data, making that information unusable.
The California Office of Health Information Integrity wants to create standards for establishing trust among health information organizations in the state.
A report by yhe Brookings Institution says that more integrated care systems and a shift away from fee-for-service payment models could deliver more personalized care and could save $300 billion over a decade, and as much as $1 trillion over two decades. Technology, according to the authors, will play an integral role in such efforts.
Data about individual patients collected every day in doctor's offices and hospitals could be used to improve care among the population at large, according to a discussion paper released by the Institute of Medicine.
Health information exchanges, as currently constructed, are an "inefficient" means of sharing healthcare data due to interoperability issues, according to a commentary published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association .
Electronic data sharing has been key to collaborative effort to reduce emergency room visits and better coordinate patient care in Washington state.
As if creating standards for health data sharing domestically wasn't difficult enough, the U.S. now is working to create similar standards internationally, according to Doug Fridsma, chief science officer and director of the White House Office of Science & Technology.
UnitedHealth and Mayo Clinic have agreed under a new partnership to combine their data for more than 110 million patients to help research methods to improve healthcare while lowering costs.
Health information exchanges are making progress in their quests to share electronic data among providers, with more data being exchanged and more HIEs becoming operational, according to the latest survey released by the eHealth Initiative.