July 1, 2012
The use of patient-facing health information technology (HIT) platforms, such as personal health records (PHRs) and web portals, holds the promise of engaging patients in their own health care with the ultimate purpose of improving overall quality a ...
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.
April 1, 2011
Better data on the quality of health care being delivered in the United States are urgently needed if efforts to reform the nation's health care system are to succeed.
September 28, 2011
The High-Value Health Care Project, an initiative of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee, promoted a comprehensive, uniform national approach to measuring the performance of the health care system, to foster transparency and improve quality.
May 19, 2009
The second issue of LegalNotes addresses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
October 26, 2009
First national look at electronic health records in hospitals that serve the poor shows effect of lagging adoption rates on quality.
April 20, 2009
Mathematica Policy Research conducted three focus groups with African Americans and Latinos to gauge their knowledge of and thoughts about personal health records.
March 25, 2009
Contrary to conventional wisdom, only a tiny fraction of U.S. hospitals have full health information technology (HIT) systems in place to improve how they deliver care, says the New England Journal of Medicine in the March 26 online edition.
January 7, 2009
While there is growing support for the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in the ambulatory care setting, only a small number of surveyed physicians are currently using these.
June 4, 2008
Expecting Success, the nation's first multihospital collaborative focused on reducing disparities, helped 10 hospitals measure the quality of cardiac treatment they provide to patients based on their race, ethnicity and primary language.