Five years after its passage, a federal law mandating unique identifiers for medical devices has still not been implemented. The reason? "Probably incompetence" at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, says the leader of a large hospital group.
Do electronic medical records miss vital information captured by paper-based systems? The traditional clinical narrative contains nuances that don't translate well to the typical modern EMR. New technologies offer a better way.
South by Southwest, the annual film, music, and tech event that made Twitter a household word, now has its sights set squarely on the business of healthcare. Get ready for more technology-fueled disruption than ever before.
IT can solve some of healthcare's problems, but it can also slow things down. Healthcare IT leaders must understand technology, deeply, to make best use of it—and to make hard choices in rejecting some systems and uses.
Only one-quarter of providers responding to a survey believe they are effectively integrating and aggregating clinical data, measuring it, and delivering actionable information to the point of care, a PwC US Health Research Institute report says.