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 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.
April 9, 2014
Program Results Report
Researchers at Western Health Information Network demonstrated the technical feasibility of using a voluntary universal health care identifier card to link each person with their health record.
April 17, 2014
Culture of Health
Seinfeld character Elaine Benes saw her doctor visit notes by accident, and the outcome was less than satisfactory. Under RWJF national initiative OpenNotes, Elaine wouldn't have needed to sneak a peek. And the outcome would have been better.
April 10, 2014
Human Capital Blog
Around the country, print, broadcast, and online media outlets are covering the groundbreaking work of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leaders, scholars, fellows, alumni, and grantees.
December 4, 2013
Patients are engaged and participate in their care when they can view their medical records.