This week in health IT news, the new world of next generation health IT is revealed at the Healthcare IT News Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, with some of the trends including artificial intelligence, cognitive clinical science and machine learning. Also in health IT news this week, a new study finds that patients prefer telehealth to in person visits, even when receiving bad news. And, as software companies create new offerings for the growing value-based care marketplace, the definitions of care management and care coordination are changing. Continue reading our roundup for the latest in health IT news.
The Next Generation of Health IT
What will the next generation of health IT look like? At this year’s Healthcare IT News Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, some new trends were showcased including artificial intelligence, cognitive clinical science and machine learning. “Investments are flowing into the health IT space,” said Brendan FitzGerald, director of research at HIMSS Analytics. Read the full story here.
Predictive Analytics and the Future of Health IT
In a recent Societies of Actuaries (SOA) survey, it was reported that the vast majority of providers believe predictive analytics will play a critical role in future business outcomes. Providers and payers believe predictive analytics will improve patient satisfaction and patient flow, reduce avoidable readmissions, adverse events, and mortality rates. Read the full story here.
Patients Prefer Telehealth to In Person Visits
In a recent study of telehealth at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, all patients indicated they were satisfied with their telehealth visit, citing conveniences and cost savings from transportation. The study also found one surprising statistic: Patients prefer to receive bad news via video in the privacy of their own home. Read the full story here.
Care Management and Care Coordination: What’s the Difference?
Is there a difference between care management and care coordination in the world of health IT? A new report by Chillmark Research says that the definitions are changing as software companies create new offerings for the growing value-based care marketplace. “Care management occurs in the hospital, while care coordination takes place in myriad settings – including post-acute settings such as the inpatient rehabilitation facility, the skilled nursing facility (SNF), and the patient-centered medical home,” Chillmark explains. Read the full story here.