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

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and intrusions pose risks for every hospital, and its reputation. While there are significant benefits for care delivery and organizational efficiency from the expanded use of networked technology, Internet-enabled medical devices and electronic databas...

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 out...

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 peo...

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...

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