Many health experts say that, to save money and improve care, the United States needs to get past paper records and frequent visits to the doctor.
And to encourage the switch to standardized electronic records, the federal government has begun offering incentives to providers.
But the push to innovate has been met with some resistance. Dr. Jacob Reider is deputy national coordinator of health information technology for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Health services for uninsured and underinsured people in Johnson and Miami counties just got a major boost.
Nationwide, about one in twenty patients will contract a hospital associated infection, leading to tens of thousands of deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One of Kansas City’s main community health centers got a major funding boost today. Swope Health Services has received $2,515,313 in federal grants for facility and infrastructure upgrades.