Thirty-three percent of U.S. physicians say they have the ability to communicate with patients via email or text messages, and 24% say they provide consumers with Web-based tools to schedule appointments or access test results, according to a recent report by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
Forty-three percent of surveyed physicians say they are using smartphones to reference drug data, while 39% say they are using smartphones to make clinical calculations and 31% say they are using smartphones to make prescribing decisions, according to a recent report by Kantar Media, a provider of media and marketing services.
Sixty-nine percent of surveyed physicians in Spain say they have electronic access to clinical data from outside their organization, compared with 45% of surveyed U.S. physicians and 34% of surveyed French physicians who say the same, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Accenture.
As of March, 160,890 eligible professionals had received Medicare meaningful use incentive payments, 83,765 eligible professionals had received Medicaid meaningful use incentive payments and 3,858 eligible hospitals had received meaningful use incentive payments from Medicare, Medicaid or both programs, according to recent data from CMS.
Thirty-three percent of surveyed employers say they offer gamification programs to encourage health engagement among workers and 20% say they use social media-based interventions to boost workers' health engagement, according to a recent report from WorldatWork and Buck Consultants.
Thirty-one percent of U.S. consumers have read online reviews of doctors and 13% have written such reviews, while 12% of U.S. consumers have read online reviews of pharmacies and 5% have written such reviews, according to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute.
There were 104 health IT-related venture capital funding deals during the first quarter of 2013, compared with 51 health IT-related venture capital funding deals during the preceding quarter and 30 health IT-related venture capital funding deals during the first quarter of last year, according to a report by Mercom Capital Group.
Among surveyed U.S. consumers who say they access mobile health-related applications, 49% say they use an app for healthy eating and 48% say they use an app for fitness and training, while only 9% say they use an app for medication reminders, according to a recent report by communications firm Ruder Finn.
Sixty-seven percent of surveyed health IT stakeholders say that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should facilitate health information exchange governance by establishing specific technical platforms and requirements, while 22% say that ONC should facilitate health data exchange governance by issuing federal regulations, according to a report by the National eHealth Collaborative.
Among surveyed health care providers, 37% say that clinical informatics skills are the most important to help their organization achieve its IT priorities, and 28% say that systems and data integration skills are the most crucial, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute.
Of the U.S. residents who use the Internet for health-related purposes, 59% have looked up health information using WebMD, 22% have used Google and 8% have used NIH's website, according to a recent survey conducted for The Atlantic in conjunction with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
Forty percent of surveyed patients are interested in using the Internet to access appointment reminders, while 29% are interested in accessing online treatment reminders and 19% are interested in online patient support groups, according to a recent report from communications technology company Cisco.
Seventy-nine percent of surveyed U.S. doctors say that patients should be able to update all demographic information in their electronic health record, 67% say that patients should be able to update all family history information in their EHR and 25% say that patients should be able to update all of their laboratory test results in their EHR, according to a recent report from Accenture.
Nearly 34% of surveyed health care professionals say that their organization has not yet started the process of converting to ICD-10 code sets, while less than 1% say they have completed 90% or more of the ICD-10 conversion process, according to a recent report by the Aloft Group, a brand strategy and marketing firm.
The average annual base salary for CIOs and other senior IT executives is $254,054 at multi-hospital systems, compared with $125,573 at critical access hospitals, according to a recent report from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.