The U.K. government is launching a $5.7 billion effort to turn England's National Health Service into a paperless service and update its outdated technology, including getting rid of fax machines, according to the BBC.
Touchdowns, comeback victories, unforgettable plays … healthcare? That’s just a sample of what Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will likely be discussing when he takes the stage as a keynote speaker at HIMSS16.
“If patients are the blockbuster drug, online access is the active ingredient,” said Christine Bechtel, MPS, president and CEO of Bechtel Health Advisory Group, speaking at a webinar on patient electronic access to health information.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors has approved $70 million for nine new patient-centered research projects focused on conditions ranging from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a very early-stage, localized type of breast cancer to diabetes, chronic lung disease and migraines.
U.S. funding for on-demand healthcare companies, those providing location-based offerings with near-real-time and 24/7 services, will quadruple from over $200 million in 2014 to $1 billion by the end of 2017, according to Accenture.
Many organizations are thinking about population health and consider it “critically important” to the future of healthcare, but few are in any payer agreements, according to findings from Numerof & Associates.