Information Technology - November 2013

Does enterprise architecture have a place in healthcare?

Enterprise architecture has emerged to help institutions in many markets build new operating models and connect their as-is and to-be business strategies and IT capabilities


IT trends shaping the future of healthcare

Beyond meaningful use, security and interoperability, these issues are top of mind for IT leaders


Digital healthcare bringing many changes to how healthcare is delivered, study says

Healthcare technology may mean gains in efficiency, but it's not clear what happens to quality of care


Electronic health tools may cut in-person physician visits

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund say the growing use of health information technology and electronic-health apps will impact the future demand for physicians


Report examines health IT and quality measurement

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report discusses the expectation that health IT-enabled quality measurement can make quality improvement possible


Rural Arkansas hospitals get funds to connect to state HIE

Poorer critical access hospitals often struggle with electronic health record implementation costs


Michigan health information exchanges connecting data

Great Lakes Health Information Exchange and Michigan Health Connect, the largest of six HIEs in Michigan, will connect more than 3,000 physician offices and 96 hospitals


Smartphone locators becoming key to mobile workforce management

The number of users of smartphone-based workforce management services in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow from 0.8 million in 2012 to nearly 2.5 million by 2018


Telemedicine: The days of dismissing it as a mere technology option are over

Advances in health care through audiovisual connections are allowing entirely different ways to spread specialty expertise around, cover shortages of professionals, compete in metropolitan areas and anticipate health reform



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