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Much of the health information technology (HIT) today promotes patient communication to improve care and potentially lower costs. Some examples are interactive preventive health records (IPHR), e-prescribing, and electronic health records (EHR). Emerging telehealth technologies, however, [...]
Care coordination is a process that ensures a patient’s health services and information sharing preferences and needs are met. Care coordination, a critical component during the nation’s current shift from a fragmented system toward one that [...]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews the safety and effectiveness of new medical devices sold in the United States, and The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (MDUFMA) authorizes FDA to collect [...]
Lack of Price Transparency Could Limit Hospitals’ Ability to Secure Favorable Pricing for Implantable Medical Devices
Policymakers expressed concern about the lack in price transparency for implantable medical devices (IMD), with confidentiality clauses in purchasing agreements frequently restricting the release of third-party prices. Because this lack of transparency could drive up hospital [...]
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has published its first set of proposed national priorities for research, Draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda Version 1. This 22-page publication highlights five focus areas for use [...]