With the modernization of its core electronic health record (EHR) system tangled up in delays, senior officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on March 19 announced that they were ordering a strategic review of the modernization process.
Demand for artificial intelligence tools is rising, with 90% of hospital executives reporting they have an AI or automation strategy in place, up from just 53% in 2019, a new survey found. COVID-19 is one factor spurring heightened urgency, with 75% of respondents saying strategic initiatives around AI and automation are more important or significantly more important in 2021 due to the pandemic.
As a growing number of physician practices consider behavioral health integration as a way to help more patients receive the hard-to-find mental health care they need, patient privacy can’t be overlooked.
The use of healthcare technology solutions in clinical settings is a time-tested conventional practice, and it’s becoming more commonplace in remote patient monitoring (RPM) as supporting technologies drive more innovation. With the broad range of care encompassed by the term “RPM,” there are a number of factors that can impact the overall effectiveness of monitoring patient vitals and other physiological parameters in remote, non-clinical situations.