September 8, 2014
EHR adoption among U.S. hospitals continues to rise steeply: 59% now have at least a basic EHR. Small and rural hospitals continue to lag behind their better resourced counterparts.
August 25, 2014
Pioneering Ideas Blog
In 2011, RWJF funded the VUHID project to explore the tension between ensuring patient safety and protecting patient privacy with a voluntary patient ID system. Former VP Albert Shar reflects on lessons learned from the demonstration.
August 21, 2014
Not having access to full, accurate information about patients can be deadly. However, that information begs serious questions about patient privacy and confidentiality. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores a solution.
August 16, 2014
Program Results Report
Lynn Etheredge and Judith Moore at George Washington University developed and spread the idea of a rapid-learning health system, which involves analyzing clinical data from more than 100 million patients to improve patient care.
August 11, 2014
There has been a great investment and considerable growth in electronic health records, but a big problem remains: it’s still too difficult to share information across systems for cost-effective, patient-centered
care in the United States.
August 7, 2014
Adopting EHRs is the first step in a long and complex journey to an IT-enabled health care system in which technology is effectively leveraged to address ongoing cost and quality challenges.
July 8, 2014
Imagine a system that taps big data to derive the best evidence-based treatment options for patients. Such a rapid-learning system is in development—get the latest progress report.
June 25, 2014
Program Results Report
E-health records, social media, and cloud technologies are challenging public health to move from gathering data to rapidly analyzing and publicizing them. The Public Health Infomatics Institute is developing strategies for the next decade.
June 12, 2014
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has indicated that it intends to establish October 1, 2015, as the new ICD-10 implementation date.
June 2, 2014
Companies that collect personal health data captured through wearable devices, smartphone apps, and social media will work with researchers in an effort to find patterns and trends that can produce new and transformative knowledge about health.