From remote patient monitoring to virtual house calls, telehealth is bringing high-quality medical care across great distances in an instant. This report looks at the challenges and forces that are influencing the widening use of telehealth.
This issue brief assesses the progress of electronic prescribing technology in California and examines how greater coordination between providers, health plans, and pharmacies could help overcome persistent barriers to adoption.
Distance is no object for 10 innovators using practical telehealth applications to bring medical care, second opinions, medical education, and expert advice wherever it is needed — instantly.
E-prescribing holds the potential to improve medical care, save lives, and save money. Learn about CHCF initiatives to promote adoption of e-prescribing and a plan to systematically increase e-prescribing utilization.
This report describes eight software systems that allow health care providers to process patient referrals using web-based tools rather than the error-prone use of paper forms, telephone calls, and faxes. Four case studies are included.
This issue brief presents the results of a survey that finds that most California hospitals are using emergency department tracking systems, but with varying levels of satisfaction and success.
This report examines the evolution of telemedicine in California and identifies the technological, financial, regulatory, and user-related hurdles that may be stifling further progress.
Surveys suggest that three out of four patients want some sort of online connection with their medical providers. This report examines how patient-oriented HIT is evolving by looking at clinical settings in five regions, including California.
At a recent technology conference, CHCF Vice President of Programs Sam Karp delivered the keynote address on the major obstacles to enrollment modernization, the roles technology can and cannot play, and key lessons learned in California.
This issue brief explores the network approach to the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and its potential to increase EHR adoption rates among California's community clinics and health centers.
This issue brief explores the laws governing health information privacy as they relate to mental health and substance abuse treatment, and presents three scenarios illustrating the challenges in finding the right balance of privacy and disclosure.
This fact sheet compares the key features of these essential health IT systems and examines the pros and cons of different approaches for a new implementation. A video discusses disease registry tools.
This publication explores the technological and legal landscape governing personal health information, as well as key issues that must be addressed for consumers to have an appropriate level of control over their own health records.
This report presents the results of interviews with health information technology leaders to determine how much progress has been made toward former president Bush's goal of providing electronic health records for most Americans by 2014.
This executive summary provides a market assessment of ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) systems that are available under open-source licensing and evaluates their comparative advantages and limitations in clinical settings.