Adoption of expensive electronic health record systems may hurt a hospital’s bottom line, despite promises that the new systems will increase efficiencies and lower costs.
Kaiser Permanente's Behavioral Health System has been cited by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) for inaccurate electronic health record keeping. read more
Mercy Health Partners’ Amy Frankowski, M.D., talks about the opportunities and challenges involved in sharing clinical performance data with physicians—and moving forward collectively in an accountable care context A lot of innovation has been taking place recently within Catholic Health Partners, a Cincinnati-based integrated health system that encompasses 29 hospitals, making it the largest health system in the state of Ohio. As part of a broader strategy aimed at optimizing resource use and improving clinical outcomes, leaders at Mercy Health Partners have been working with the Cleveland-based Explorys, a big data-focused analytics vendor. read more
Dr. Paul Tang Meaningful Use is preparatory for health reform, leading to better health, better care, and more affordable care.