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Revisiting the Impact of Electronic Health Records on the Industry

Ever since electronic health records technology was introduced in the late 20th century, the healthcare industry has undergone rapid progression. Currently, physicians’ use of EMR and EHR systems is at an all-time high. Let’s take this time to look back and review just how transformational this technology has been in the industry. Show More Summary

New study shows electronic health records often capture incomplete mental health data

This study compares information available in a typical electronic health record (EHR) with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar disorder.

New study shows electronic health records often capture incomplete mental health data

New York, NY - April 21, 2016: Complementary sources of data can be used to paint a more complete picture of a patient's health trajectory than a single source. Significant recent investment in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) took place on the assumption of improved patient safety, research capacity, and cost savings. Show More Summary

If meaningful use is a great idea, why isn’t it employed more widely?

A decade ago, electronic health records were aggressively promoted for a number of reasons.  Proponents claimed that they would facilitate the sharing of health information, reduce error rates in health care, increase health care efficiency,...Show More Summary

Mount Sinai Health System Launches OpenNotes Initiative Allowing Patients Access to Clinical Notes

Mount Sinai Health System has launched OpenNotes Initiative that allows patients electronic access to their provider’s notes in their medical records, at the East 102nd Street and East 85th Street Primary Care Associates of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice offices. Show More Summary

Mount Sinai Health System Launches Opennotes Initiative to Improve Communication Between Patients and Providers

Mount Sinai Health System has launched OpenNotes, a national initiative that allows patients electronic access to their provider's notes in their medical records

Physicians and patients must retake control of how health care is delivered

For years, many physicians have complained about the onerous nature of government-certified electronic medical records. However, thanks to the HITECH Act, the rush to digitize medical records has continued. Due to the impetus provided by the ACA and subsequently by MACRA, the mad rush has progressed into a frenzy of data-collecting and reporting activity, all […]

Maybe, Just Maybe, There Is Some Reality On The myHR Emerging. Not Before Time But They Are Still Not Really Accepting The Scale Of The Mess!

As part of the recently released draft Commonwealth Digital Health Strategy we read the following:9.1 My Health RecordThe national My Health Record system was launched on 1 July 2012, as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). Show More Summary

Data From Full Hospital Stay Not Much Better at Predicting Risk for Readmission Than Data From First Day, UT Southwestern Researchers Find

Culling more detailed clinical data from electronic health records throughout a hospital stay did not substantially improve predictions about who was more likely to be readmitted, an analysis by UT Southwestern researchers showed, suggesting further studies will be needed to help build effective analytical tools that can help predict outcomes and readmissions.

Dear Oh Dear! There Seems To Be Angst Regarding The SA EPAS Program.

This appeared a few days ago:No end in sight for loathed electronic record systemJulie LambertMichael Augoustinos18 March 2016 SA HEALTH is ploughing ahead with a much-maligned platform for electronic records that has been blamed for...Show More Summary

Novant Health medical group revalidated for HIMSS Stage 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model

Novant Health is the first health system worldwide to be revalidated for the prestigious Health Information and Management Systems Society Analytics Stage 7 Ambulatory Award for its adoption and use of an electronic health record. All Novant Health medical group clinics – approximately 440 locations – were revalidated as part of the award. Show More Summary

Meaningful use creates meaningless strife

One of the biggest topics today in the health care field is that of meaningful use.  Meaningful use is defined as using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities.  The promise is that meaningful use will help improve patient and provider communication and increase care coordination while […]

HIM Professionals Play Vital Role in New Age of Consumer Engagement

The increased use of electronic health records, healthcare applications and other technologies by consumers has created a shift in the way healthcare providers engage with patients, expanding the role of health information management professionals in consumer engagement. Show More Summary

A secret shopper’s perspectives on the EHR and clinical workflow

As someone who has practiced medicine using both paper and electronic records, and someone who’s been focused on the health tech scene for the past 20 years, you might think I’ve seen it all. Indeed, during my 35 year career in medicine and tech I’ve traveled the world and learned a lot about healthcare, clinical practice and the intersection...

Extracting value from chaos: The promise of health information technology

A new article takes a sweeping look at a variety of categories of health IT including electronic medical records; health information exchange; telemedicine; patient portals and personal health records; mobile devices, wearable sensors and monitors; and social media. Show More Summary

Extracting value from chaos: The promise of health information technology

INDIANAPOLIS -- Expectations for health information technology abound. A paper from the Regenstrief Institute takes a sweeping look at a variety of categories of health IT including electronic medical records; health information exchange;...Show More Summary

Including sexual orientation & gender identity data in electronic records: What are the next steps?

Appropriate data collection, staff training, LGBT patient education, and nondiscrimination policies are all needed now that the federal government has required that electronic health records (EHR) systems certified under the Meaningful...Show More Summary

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