Diagnostic Reading: “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

May 17, 2016
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HealthIT is improving care; expectations for radiology reports are increasing

This week’s articles include: executives support for health IT technology; need for improvements in radiology reporting; a Gallup survey shows healthcare costs are greatest concern for many Americans; two-thirds of healthcare organizations believe personalized medicine is having a measurable effect on patient outcomes; and a survey shows 87 percent of hospitals with financial problems regret changing their EHR systems.

HealthIT is improving care; expectations for radiology reports are increasing

This week’s articles include: executives support for health IT technology; need for improvements in radiology reporting; a Gallup survey shows healthcare costs are greatest concern for many Americans; two-thirds of healthcare organizations believe personalized medicine is having a measurable effect on patient outcomes; and a survey shows 87 percent of hospitals with financial problems regret changing their EHR systems.

88% of healthcare execs credit HIT with improving care – Health Data Management

Healthcare executives overwhelmingly see health IT as having a positive impact on their organizations, with 88 percent indicating that the technology is helping them provide better quality of care—according to a recent online poll of 164 healthcare executives.

Room for improvement in radiology reports – Diagnostic ImagingCarestream_Vue_RIS

Referring clinicians, payers, and patients are all demanding higher quality, which requires some degree of consistency and organization. Changes are necessary because current reports make identifying critical information difficult. 

Poll: Healthcare tops financial concerns of Americans – CMIO

A new survey by Gallup showed that Americans report healthcare costs as one of the biggest financial burdens facing families today. Roughly 15 percent of the 1,015 respondents said healthcare is the greatest financial concern. Americans were also worried about low pay, debt and college costs and housing expenses.

Providers say they’re ready to progress to precision medicine – Healthcare IT News

Two-thirds of healthcare organizations believe personalized medicine is already having a measurable effect on patient outcomes, according to a new survey. Even more, 75 percent, say it will impact their organizations over the next two years. And 92 percent of respondents said in five years their hospital will no longer be focused on traditional approaches to care, according to a survey from Oxford Economics and SAP. Read the blog on the role of the VNA in precision medicine.

Buyers’ remorse tied to EHR switch for hospitals with financial challenges – Healthcare IT News

Four years after what market research firm Black Book calls the “replacement frenzy, 87 percent of financially struggling hospitals now regret changing their EHR systems, according to a new Black Book survey. Hospitals reported higher than expected costs, layoffs, declining inpatient revenues, disenfranchised clinicians and doubts over the benefits of switching systems.

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