While Hospital at Home may sound like a direct reaction to the pandemic, the concept was originally developed in the mid-1990s by Dr. John Burton of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Dr. Donna Regenstreif of the John A. Hartford Foundation. Their goal, which was established roughly a decade before the introduction of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim, was to safely bring down the cost of acute care while improving outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction.
A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) points out the continuing role of information technology and electronic health record (EHR) usability issues in aggravating clinician burnout. Matt Lambert, MD, is a practicing emergency medicine physician, as well as chief medical officer of Curation Health, a supplier of clinical decision support software to healthcare providers.
Research for the 2021 State of Cybersecurity Report: The COVID-19 Evolution was conducted in January by surveying 131 security or cybersecurity decision-makers employed at U.S. hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory care organizations.
Telehealth accounted for one-in-four (24%) outpatient consultations among privately insured working-age adults during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, up from 0.3% for the same period in 2019, a new study shows.
Data exists that can help patients achieve better healthcare, but the industry itself must ensure that this data is available, accessible, and understood. Organizations and providers often have access to some of the data in question; the key, though, is connecting healthcare stakeholders and patients to complete information that enables informed decisions, which the industry has not yet perfected.
The study — published this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine — looked at more than 6 million employer-based private insurance claims in 2019 and 2020, representing 200 employers across all 50 states. It found that most of the telehealth claims were for more affluent beneficiaries who lived in metropolitan areas.
With cybersecurity risks on the rise at hospitals and health systems, third-party access has been identified as a point of vulnerability. While preventing these types of breaches presents special challenges, there are actions organizations can take to mitigate risk.
On episode 24 of PSQH: The Podcast, Micky Tripathi, the new national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, talks about the state of healthcare interoperability. As part of Patient Safety Awareness Week, this episode is presented in partnership with Vocera, GOJO—the makers of Purell, and Symplr.
NCSA executive director Kelvin Coleman recently spoke with HealthLeaders about the continuing threat posed by criminals who see healthcare continuing to be one of the biggest, most lucrative targets for their ever-increasing cyber-intrusion capabilities.
According to a recent report by Optum, 83% of healthcare organizations reported having an AI strategy in place during 2020, and another 15% are planning on creating one, with many accelerating their AI deployment timelines in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.