Tag Archive for ‘health information technology’

The digital transformation in health care: The FDA’s perspective

Identifies the FDA’s role in regulating digital health technology and provides insights from Bakul Patel, Director of the DHCoE, on realizing the potential of these devices particularly as they relate to surgeons and surgical patients.


Blockchain technology in health care: A primer for surgeons

The challenges of implementing blockchain technology in health care are described, as is its potential role in enhancing EHR interoperability.

A history of health information technology and the future of interoperability

The evolving role of health information technology is outlined, including the challenges associated with achieving interoperability and improved data exchange.

2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons express concerns regarding EHR

The findings of the 2015 ACS Governors Survey, specifically the benefits and challenges associated with the EHR, are summarized.

Big Data

Big promise and big challenges for big health care data

This article explores the growing demand for health care data and introduces readers to the concept of “big data” and its implications for surgical practice.

Table 1: Common examples of HIT 7-9,10

Health information technology, meaningful use criteria, and their effects on surgeons

In the face of rising costs, inconsistent quality, and the recent economic decline, strategies aimed at creating a more efficient health care system now rank among the most contested political issues in the U.S. As evidenced by the attention given to health information technology (HIT) in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health […]


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