Top 5 healthcare IT trends to look out for in 2013
Healthcare IT, like all of IT, has changed tremendously over the past year. The Affordable Healthcare Act is now the law of the land (and will probably stay that way), which means digital record-keeping will continue to grow in importance. 2013 also marks the beginning of payment bundling, which will mean that more (and more reliable) data interchange will become increasingly necessary. ZDNet columnist, David Gewirtz, is also IT advisor to the Florida Public Health Association. The columnist asked David to look forward into the new year and identify five major trends that will truly have an impact on the healthcare providers he advises.
- Providers Lag as Consumers Set Agenda
- ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep
- Esther Dyson Launches Population Health Challenge
- Crisis Spurs Healthcare Payment Reform in Arkansas
- Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios
- Payment Reform Naysayers 'Better Wake Up'
- Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics
- Reduce Readmissions by Activating Patients to Do 'Self-Care'
- Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians
- As Hospitalist Patient Loads Rise, So Do Hospital Costs