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EHRs Save Up to 50 Percent of Time in Quality Measures

Using electronic health records (EHRs) to automate reporting of quality measures reduced reporting time by nearly 50 percent in surgical care improvements, according to a new study from Kaiser Permanente, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. … finish reading EHRs Save Up to 50 Percent of Time in Quality Measures

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Most States Enhancing Technology to Streamline Medicaid Eligibility, Modernize Enrollment Systems

Nearly all states are taking steps to develop faster, streamlined Medicaid enrollment systems, even if they choose to opt out of Medicaid expansion, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. As of … finish reading Most States Enhancing Technology to Streamline Medicaid Eligibility, Modernize Enrollment Systems

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3 Changes in Healthcare That Could Fulfill Promise of HIT

The increased use of EMRs and related tools have failed to fulfill the financial promise of HIT, according to a new RAND Corporation analysis. The reasons for the lack of promise are that systems deployed are neither interconnected nor easy … finish reading 3 Changes in Healthcare That Could Fulfill Promise of HIT

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More Than Half of Physicians’ Use of EHRs Improves Patient Care: Study

Commercially available electronic health records (EHRs) improve patient care in community-based settings with multiple payors in four areas, including diabetes testing and breast cancer screening, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College researchers. The study, conducted with … finish reading More Than Half of Physicians’ Use of EHRs Improves Patient Care: Study

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New Personal Technologies Help Improve Patient Engagement, Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes

When patients use technologies, like smartphone apps, to share personal information with their physicians, their care and outcomes are enhanced, according to new research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF.) RWJF’s program, Project HealthDesign, had patients from around the … finish reading New Personal Technologies Help Improve Patient Engagement, Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes

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Healthcare Quality Improvement Costs on the Rise

Choosing healthcare benefits is the second most difficult major life decision for American consumers behind saving for retirement, according to a new survey from Aetna. Health insurers spent more than $5.042 billion on healthcare quality improvement expenses in 2011, compared … finish reading Healthcare Quality Improvement Costs on the Rise

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Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care, Reduce Costs

Nearly one third of America’s healthcare spending in 2009 – roughly $750 billion – was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, and fraud, among other problems, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Such inefficiencies are … finish reading Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care, Reduce Costs

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SAMHSA Grants to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Providers via HIT

SAMHSA has awarded more than $4 million in new grants for health information technology (HIT) to extend access to substance abuse treatment providers to underserved populations. The six grants will be used to leverage technology to expand the capacity of … finish reading SAMHSA Grants to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Providers via HIT

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