March 1, 2009
Personal health records (PHRs), centralized places for people to electronically store and organize their health information, can benefit both patients and doctors. This qualitative study of health insurers' PHRs for enrollees reveals potential benefits and challenges.
March 10, 2011
Health information technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in medical offices and facilities. Computerization is certain to transform American health care, but to ensure that its benefits outweigh its risks, the federal government must provide appropriate oversight.
September 17, 2012
From late 2008 through 2011, the team from the Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) built a biorepository to support studies of genetic and environmental contributors to many common diseases.
May 19, 2009
The second issue of LegalNotes addresses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
June 15, 2011
Primer examines three quality improvement strategies and the performance areas that must be measured to ensure their success.
April 1, 2010
This study measured changes in the quality of care following adoption of electronic health records among a national sample of U.S. hospitals from 2004 to 2007.
October 20, 2010
How can measures make a difference in the quality of health care? Get an overview of the science of measuring health care in this primer from National Quality Forum.
January 18, 2010
Personal health records (PHRs) pair information with simple yet sophisticated tools that empower patients to manage their health information and take action to improve their health and health care.
October 26, 2009
First national look at electronic health records in hospitals that serve the poor shows effect of lagging adoption rates on quality.
June 30, 2009
Patients are empowered when they have information about their test results, medicines and the effectiveness of various treatments.