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.
Electronic medical records (EMRs) offer many benefits, but security firewalls make sharing information digitally with outside providers nearly impossible. A new pilot aims to change this.
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.
Held: February 27, 2013
This webinar explored how technology can help providers and organizations better manage chronic illness, care transitions, and specialty referrals.
Medical practices are now allowed to prescribe controlled substances electronically, but few do. CHCF is trying to understand the challenges and barriers.
Minors seeking mental or reproductive health services may wish to do so without their parents' knowledge. But with electronic health information exchange, confidentiality is tricky.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act invested billions nationally for health information technology (HIT), including up to $3 billion for California alone. This interactive graphic shows how this money has been spent so far in California.
The HITECH Act invested billions in federal funds for health IT, with up to $3 billion for California alone. How has the state spent the money and what progress has been made?
CHCF invests in Direct Dermatology, a telemedicine group that provides remote dermatology consultations, expanding access to expert, convenient, and affordable specialty care.
A national IT management services organization was born when four community health centers collaborated on an electronic health record system.
A pilot project shows that medication order review by remote pharmacists — dubbed telepharmacy — offers a viable solution for rural hospitals that lack night and weekend coverage.