The technology being used by accountable care organizations is fairly limited, according to a new survey of 69 ACOs recently conducted by the eHealth Initiative. While 75 percent used EHRs and 62 percent offered a patient portal, only 20 percent used some kind of telemedicine and 30 percent use electronic forms to capture patient data. Continue reading
Individuals who used mobile applications to connect with their health plans are more satisfied with their plans than those who have not used such technology, according to a J.D. Power survey released on Monday, MobiHealthNews reports. Continue reading
While states have made progress digitizing their eligibility determination processes for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Continue reading
Many providers are charging patients for access to their electronic health records, with the price varying by provider, according to a survey published by the American Health Information Management Association, Modern Healthcare reports. Continue reading
The survey, which was conducted from October to November, Continue reading
Physicians are highly dissatisfied with three federal quality reporting programs, according to a new survey by the Medical Group Management Association, Health Data Management reports (Goedert, Health Data Management, 10/28). Continue reading
Corporate America is taking a hard look at moving retirees and part-time workers into health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, suggests a survey by the National Business Group on Health. Continue reading
Most employees don’t know the basic difference between health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, according to a new survey.
Nearly 75% of those responding to a Fidelity Investments survey said HSAs were pretty much the same thing as FSAs or were unsure of how FSAs and HSAs differ. Continue reading
Hospitals failing to prevent deadly infections
My mother was a pretty easygoing gal, but Heaven help you if you ever violated her most cherished rule — always clean up after yourself.
Well, it looks like plenty of hospitals today could use Continue reading
A survey out of the U.K. suggests that as many as two in three adults may be nervous when without cell phone contact. Continue reading
Nearly three-quarters of people want to be able to get lab results, request appointments, pay medical bills, and communicate with their doctor’s office through secure portals, finds Intuit Health study.
These findings come from Intuit Health’s second-annual Health Care Check-Up Survey, Continue reading