As the healthcare industry debates which quality measures are the most meaningful, one expert told the Wall Street Journal that the problem with current benchmarks is that they focus on what is easy to assess rather than what matters most to patients.
Increased levels of patient engagement through patient activation improve outcomes as well as lower healthcare costs, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
The post-Affordable Care Act healthcare climate is particularly ripe for physician leadership, but the industry has been slow to bring physicians into the C-suite, argues a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Electronic health records can record not only clinical care, but non-clinical information to assess patient-physician interaction and determine how that may impact patient care, according to a new study in Health Services Research.
Fueled by healthcare reform aimed at reducing in-patient costs and post-acute care strategies designed to reduce readmissions, the worldwide telehealth (remote patient monitoring) market will grow by 55 percent in 2013 in terms of device and service revenues, according to a recent report from InMedica, the medical technology research division of U.K.-based market research consultancy IMS Research.