Archive for the ‘Information management’ Category

  • Sharing of Healthcare Information – Issues

    Today, modern medicine largely depends on sharing and communicating information for providing improved care. Exchange of information requires healthcare professionals agree on a standard of communication for verification of medical data in clinical environments. However, it remains a great challenge today. Exchange of Health Information Health information exchange has been growing steadily in the U.S. over the last few years thanks to the Meaningful Use program. In the earlier years, success rate of medical data exchange program used to be low. Major hurdles were shortage of funds and reluctance of healthcare providers in sharing data with competitors.  With the arrival of Meaningful ...Read More »

  • “Patients in the U.S. do not receive any exceptional care compared with other industrialized countries in Europe and Asia Pacific,” quoting from a recent study released by The Commonwealth Fund.  Author of this study, David Squires saysU.S. has a variable quality of healthcare. It is “better-than-average in cancer survival rates, average in-hospital mortality rates for heart attacks and stroke, and the worst in preventable deaths due to asthma and diabetes-related complications.” The basis of his analysis is data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other sources.       Major Causes Another Kaiser ...Read More »