Insurers are slowly incorporating telemedicine into their health plan offerings, but some doctors worry the increased use of online visits with patients could lead to wrong diagnoses.
Earlier this month futurist Ian Morrison, Ph.D., called for drastic innovation to improve healthcare delivery; a move, he said, that could only take place if hospitals and health systems create an environment that encourages new ideas. But for those organizations that are unsure of how to establish this nurturing environment, consider the long-time work of Heritage Provider Network, one of the country's largest Pionee r accountable care organizations.
Electronic health records can be a boon to conducting clinical trials and recruiting patients to participate, according to a new study in Health Technology Assessment.
As insurers embrace mobile strategies, it's imperative to measure their performance against cost and success at achieving business goals, according to an article at Insurance & Technology.
Mobile electronic health record systems face a list of challenges, from device integration to immature clinical apps, yet some providers believe they may hit full speed within a few years.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its second batch of recipients in round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards program, bringing the total to $360 million handed out for organizations to test innovative care models. The 39 prospective recipients will receive grants worth between $2 million and $23.8 million over a three-year period, according to an announcement.
WellPoint CEO Joeseph Swedish has made adapting to technology a top priority for the Indianapolis-based insurer, aiming to ease access to healthcare services and cater to younger smartphone-savvy consumers, reports the Associated Press.
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Malpractice experts point out the ways accountable care organizations could be vulnerable to malpractice litigation, according to Oncology Practice.
The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services has launched a new challenge to use electronic health records and other health IT to prevent hypertension.