Although substantial investments are made in health information technology (HIT) to improve practice efficiency and patient care, widespread adoption of electronic prescribing continues to lag throughout the US and Canada, which is why one team of researchers sought to determine what variables predict the technology’s successful integration in primary care settings.
Financial incentives can drive providers' adoption of health information technology, including e-prescribing, according to a study published in the July issue of Health Affairs.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that health care facilities take steps to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyber attack.
Although tablets are less often used by physicians than smartphones, they are more frequently used for accessing electronic health records (EHRs), and time spent on tablets is much higher.
Electronic health record (EHR) adoption is uneven, with traditionally underserved areas having lower adoption rates across the United States.
Remote teaching of surgical skills is feasible and effective in low-resource areas.
Treatment with a dual wavelength 10 W class IV laser correlates with long-term relief of the symptoms associated with chronic epicondylitis.
Silent ischemia is more often detected by exercise myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) than by electrocardiogram (ECG) in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Health information technology can improve pediatric obesity screening rates and treatment, but the effect on weight loss and other outcomes is less clear, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Pediatrics.
Continuous glucose monitoring devices vary in performance characteristics, according to a comparative effectiveness study published online Dec. 28 in Diabetes Care.