Care Coordination is emerging as an increasingly important element of health care delivery, particularly as payment methods move away from strictly fee-for-service, and towards performance-based pay.
Emerging technologies are beginning to blur the traditional, clear distinctions around privacy and health data – this is especially true with mobile health (mHealth) solutions. Those involved in regulatory circles are trying to develop a cohesive framework that will encourage innovation, while at the same...Continue
One of the challenges in connecting the dots in patient identifiers is linking together all the fragments of health data about a given patient that is scattered widely across many different settings of care – is trying to match patient identities. The practice-internal ID number...Continue
“Closing the loop” is a term that describes a well-functioning coordinated healthcare delivery system. It implies that clinical information flows easily during a medical referral – the referring clinician is able to let the recipient clinician know the pertinent information about the patient being referred,...Continue