A study published in JAMA finds significant clinical variation among care delivered by commercial telehealth vendors. Researchers suggest vendors begin developing industry best practices aimed at standardizing care.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital all go live on Epic over the weekend as part of Partners Healthcare’s $1.2 billion Epic implementation.
The Associated Press reports that MedStar Health’s recent ransomware attack was executed by exploiting known vulnerabilities from as far back as 2007. MedStar’s failure to apply security patches in time could leave them legally exposed.
An Advisory Board Company survey of healthcare CEOs finds that the most common executive action items include minimizing clinical variation, redesigning services for population health, meeting rising consumer expectations, deploying patient engagement strategies, and controlling avoidable utilization.