Healthcare News & Insights

Study: EHRs cut state’s Medicaid costs

In addition to the federal government’s EHR incentive program, individual states are also using health IT in their own plans to improve health care. 

EHRs doubled emergency patients’ wait times, hospital says

This hospital recently saw a huge spike in ER patients’ wait times. The culprit: the facility’s new electronic health record system. 

Hospitals turn to remote monitoring to fix crowded ERs

Many emergency rooms are seriously overcrowded and understaffed. One type of health IT that may help: remote patient monitoring systems. 

Emergency departments save $2 million with health information exchanges

Surveys have shown that most healthcare organizations are already aware of the benefits of health information exchanges (HIEs) – and a new study shows just how much money organizations could save by using exchanges.