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ONC unveils patient safety roadmap

ONC unveils patient safety roadmap

  As part of its ongoing battle against medical errors and adverse events, the Office of the National Coordinator has released its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap, putting forth a plan for making IT a better protector of, rather than a risk to, patient safety.


Data Analytics in Healthcare and why CMS is keen on it?

  Business intelligence and data analytics are playing a major role in the push to achieve unified data access and improve patient interactions. With better insight, healthcare institutions can provide more accurate one-on-one care, create a more complete picture of population health trends, and prime themselves for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) membership.


Telemedicine Benefits

  Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.


Patients Dubious About Telemedicine [Report]

  Despite the promising future that telemedicine holds within the U.S. healthcare system, patients remain dubious about this remote option and the quality of diagnosis made during virtual appointments, according to new research from Nashville, Tenn.-based TechnologyAdvice Research.


Healthcare and the Internet of Things

  The health care industry, like every other industry today, is jumping on the connected bandwagon. Recent trends indicate a higher rate of adoption for technology driven healthcare, and The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming the Medical Internet of Things. According to tech experts, the Internet of Things (connected devices and apps) is becoming more and more an integral part of our everyday life and that includes health care.


ONC Seeks Input on Health IT Test Tools

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has renewed its call for developers and vendors to submit test procedures, tools, and data to be considered for approved use as part of the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Last month, ONC published a notice in the Federal Register seeking industry input to bolster its certification program and is at it again this month in a blog. According to Navy Captain Alicia Morton, director of the ONC Health […]

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