Social and behavioral factors — such as exposure to violence or tobacco — affect health. An IOM report looks at how these data might be captured in EHRs and used in clinical care.
The EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Specification (ELINCS) standardizes the formatting and coding of electronic messages exchanged between clinical laboratories and ambulatory EHRs. Adopting clinical data standards such as ELINCS helps health care providers deliver the right care by making information available at the right time.
Common visual cues, like the speedometer in a car, simplify complicated machines. To ease the electronic health record (EHR) learning curve, CHCF has invested in the development of a common interface style guide.
Electronic health records (EHRs) offer many benefits, but security firewalls make sharing information digitally with outside providers nearly impossible. Learn about a pilot that is aiming to change this.
Providers are now allowed to prescribe controlled substances electronically, but few do. CHCF sought to understand the challenges and barriers to doing so.
Health information exchanges are 10 years old. A new report focuses on how well they have performed and where they are heading.
Three articles in the February issue of Health Affairs examine the benefits and challenges presented by telehealth and how to prepare for Medicaid expansion.
Is the goal line in site for California? Experts and stakeholders measure the distance to achieving widespread use of HIT.
Many rural areas of California lack local intensive care units to accommodate critically ill patients. Using remote technology, ICU specialists can monitor, consult, and care for these patients from afar.
On the road to health IT adoption and use, California physicians, hospitals, and community health centers have made progress since 2005. Also read consumer perspectives on the topic.
Protecting patients' personal health information is key. This report describes the matrix of federal and California laws that protect their information and address any breaches.
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Remote patient monitoring devices can lead to fewer office visits and better health outcomes. But gauging their value relative to cost has been difficult, until now.
Using telemedicine, specialists at the five University of California Medical Centers provided over 2,000 consults for low-income and uninsured patients at 43 clinic sites.
Changes in policy and reimbursement are often necessary to move innovations from pilot to practice. The Center for Connected Health Policy is focused on identifying policy barriers and developing responsive solutions related to telehealth.