PCPs say more HIT investment should go toward optimizing existing tech

optimize healthcare technology

For some healthcare providers, optimizing existing health information technology (HIT) is a planned investment over the next year and could help accelerate the adoption of value-based care. A recent study by Quest Diagnostics confirms this. The 2018 study, “Stalled progress … Continue reading

Fostering interoperability: Blockchain comes to healthcare

Blockchain interoperability

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding blockchain technology. It’s being applied to many industries, from finance to healthcare. But blockchain isn’t merely the latest hot topic. People are taking it seriously.  And it’s predicted that it can play a … Continue reading

SMART on FHIR: What it means, and why it matters

The healthcare market is evolving, as providers and patients demand the kind of access to data that they experience in other industries, such as banking. Today, a new technology platform aims to improve interoperability by allowing healthcare data to be … Continue reading

Quest Diagnostics leverages blockchain technology to enhance doctor directories

Quest Diagnostics Blockchain

Five leading health care organizations – Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealth Group’s Optum and UnitedHealthcare – announced that they are launching a pilot program applying blockchain technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs associated with changes to … Continue reading