This week, you may have seen a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) report on hospital compliance with medical record requests that states there are many barriers to patient access. This study validates what we know from our work and advocacy on this issue: the health record request process is often cumbersome and complicated for patients.
The opioid crisis has generated much data to monitor the problem and analyze its scope and trends. Statistics can describe the demographics of the opioid addict, describe the source and type of drug abuse, and aggregate data to assess the extent of the opioid crisis.
Whether caused by a degenerative disease process or trauma, most spinal conditions result in significant pain requiring medical and/or surgical treatment.
In a recent focus group of hospital executives, three issues emerged as high priorities for 2018 for hospitals and health systems: achieving interoperability, ensuring the best and most cost-effective health outcomes for patients, and securing data.
In August, the US Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program released the 2017 National Health Center Data, which included data on the adoption of health information technology and capabilities.