Leveraging Technology

Using technology to improve health and health care.

Technology touches nearly every part of our lives, including our health care. Read on to explore how hospitals and health systems are leveraging technology to improve patient care and care coordination, as well as the barriers that stand in their way.

Cybersecurity

Hackers Target on Premises Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities Cyber attackers are using Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities to access Exchange server email accounts on an organization’s premises and install malware to facilitate long-term access to victim environments...

Telehealth

From emergency department care to remote patient monitoring for chronic care management and access to care from specialists, telehealth is changing the way health care is provided –- both expanding patient access to routine and specialty care while improving patient satisfaction and ...

Interoperability

Interoperability includes the exchange and use of information within a health care organization and across organizations. Barriers to interoperability must be addressed in order to support the level of electronic sharing of health information needed to provide the best care, engage ...

EHRs - Meaningful Use

We know hospitals use EHRs and other technology in ways that are meaningful to patients and communities. But the rules governing the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive and Quality Payment Programs are complex and involve guidance from multiple federal agencies. This webpage provides d...

Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

eCQM reporting must be based upon information that is feasible to collect in an automated fashion, generate valid and reliable results, and thereby demonstrate a benefit that outweighs the costs.

ICD-10 and Administrative Simplification

ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are the HIPAA code set standards for hospital reporting of diagnosis and procedures. These coding systems serve an important function for hospital payments, quality reviews, benchmarking measurement and the collection of general medical statistical data. The AH...

Related Resources

Testimony
Public
AHA Statement before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, on The Future of Telehealth: COVID-19 is Changing…
AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
Providence and 13 other health systems have formed a startup to pool patient information in an effort to streamline anonymous data to improve care, find cures…
AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
A new health economy is coming. In this reshaped sector, emerging technologies, an ability to cure, prevent and detect disease earlier along with highly…
Letter/Comment
Public
AHA letter to Senators Tim Scott and Brian Schatz expressing support for the Telehealth Modernization Act (S.368).
Case Studies
Member
The telehealth program at a small Texas hospital serves as one example of how trustees who closely interacted with administrators helped to lead the hospital’s…
Letter/Comment
Public
The AHA strongly supports MedPAC's continued conversations of the postpandemic future of telehealth policy.