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'Hope not a strategy' for influx of health data from ACA ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that federal subsidies are legal under the Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans may soon start enrolling in health insurance, and that means massive amounts of new data flowing into the system.

Study examines pros and cons of online health info

Online health information is driving change in the ways patients interact with their doctors, producing both positive and negative results, according to an article at the  Journal of Medical Internet Research. 

More secure-messaging systems needed to meet patient demand

Patient demand for easy electronic access to their healthcare providers continues to rise, but practices have more work to do in adopting communications technologies and engaging people in using them.

EHRs factor heavily in treatment of chronically ill, AMGA says

Electronic health records are an important component of the management of chronically ill patients, but a big effort for providers, according to the American Medical Group Association in a recent letter to the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Work Group.

FDA to explore use of EHRs to aid in drug trials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its interest in considering the use of electronic health records with electronic data capture in order to improve clinical trials for new and investigational drugs.

Quest for compliance: 3 ways practices can help patients do the right thing

I could have dreamt it, but am nearly positive I could hear the surgical team chatting for a few moments of my 90-minute wrist surgery earlier this year. I had a nerve block preventing any feeling...

Hospitals turn to big data to identify risks in the ICU

Intensive care units, seeking to reduce avoidable deaths, can harness big data to identify trends that may increase patient risks, according to the Wall Street Journal.

5 health IT terms every hospital CEO must know

As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly technology-focused, leaders without a background in tech may find it overwhelming. That's why it's essential they understand several key terms and concepts, according to Managed Healthcare Executive.

Positive news about health information exchange, EHR usability... and even IT vendors

There's so much bad news about electronic health records, generally, that it's refreshing to read about some positive developments this week. For one, it looks like health information exchanges (HIEs) are finally coming into their own.

AAFP leader takes aim at 'information blocking'

Information blocking, an "underappreciated" problem that has come to the forefront only in recent months, was the target of recent criticism from the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.