Health IT

Optimizing electronic health records is still an ongoing effort for most healthcare providers, and the challenges might outweigh the benefits when it comes to revenue cycle performance, according to a new analysis and survey from Navigant and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Amazon is now selling software that “mines” medical records of patients to find ways to improve care and lower costs for providers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Apple is reportedly in talks with the Department of Veterans Affairs to give military veterans access to electronic health records, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Chief financial officers are dealing with a relatively new problem: having too much data available at their fingertips, according to a survey from Ernst & Young.

CommonWell Health Alliance, a not-for-profit trade association of healthcare and technology organizations, has advanced its connection to the Carequality Framework to increase health IT connectivity nationwide.

Healthcare executives looking to the future understand that their organizations may need to disrupt the space and focus on cutting costs, according to a recent survey of senior leaders.

Five healthcare organizations have joined a new effort to use blockchain to resolve administrative inefficiencies with professional credentialing.

After being courted by several bidders, athenahealth has been sold to Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for approximately $5.7 billion.

Adopting sophisticated information technology (IT) in nursing homes leads to better patient care, according to a recent study from the University of Missouri published in Nursing Care Quality.

Artificial intelligence may help stop the “downward spiral in productivity” in the U.S. healthcare system, which has been plagued by labor-intensive, inefficient administrative tasks, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review.

As social determinants of health (SDH) play a more prominent role in healthcare, more providers are looking for ways to incorporate social needs into electronic health records. But documenting SDH alongside other health information in EHRs isn’t so easy, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

As technology continues to disrupt the healthcare space and advance care, doctors are increasingly seeing issues with more screen time and less face time with patients, according to Atul Gawande, the CEO of Amazon’s healthcare joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase.