This analysis was written by Micky Tripathi and John Halamka.On Friday March 20, CMS released the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 3 and ONC released the 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification...Show More Summary
Electronic records will transform medicine, eventually.
Many hospitals in America have made the switch to Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems to manage patient medical information in the last couple of decades. This is supposed to make record-keeping easier and more efficient, but the systems are different for each hospital and often can’t communicate with each other. Show More Summary
Conversa’s platform sends personalized messages to patients based on a patient profile derived from electronic health records, patients' biometric devices, and patient-reported data.
Press Release: SecondOpinionExpert, a leading provider of online medical second opinions, has expanded its unique platform by launching an electronic health record mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The mobile app provides access...
In a recent article posted in JAMA, authors presented a viewpoint about the phenomenon of the flipped patient when describing the increasing reliance that millennial trainees place on getting to know the electronic health record (EHR) of patients rather than the patients themselves. As I read through the text, I found myself agreeing with the points made […]
An Aust. National Audit Office Audit of the Defence E-Health System (DeHS) was released today.The best way to read the report is via the detailed summary. Here is the link:http://www.anao.gov.au/Publications/Audit-Reports/2014-2015/Electronic-Health-Records-for-Defence-Personnel/Audit-summaryThe...Show More Summary
Despite the well-known rollout problems for hospitals and clinics across the nation, there are many palpable and welcome advantages to using electronic health records. Chief among these are the ability to access the chart from anywhere, rapidly search for information needed, and reducing the centuries-old problem of illegible doctors’ handwriting. But with the good comes […]
A new survey of physicians that switched Electronic Health Record systems ranks Amazing Charts #2 for customer satisfaction. Published by the American Academy of Family Physicians this month, the EHR Switch Survey: Responses from 305...Show More Summary
This appeared a little while ago:More Thorough Analysis of Health IT Adoption Needed, RAND Argues February 10, 2015 by Gabriel Perna Despite increasing adoption rates of electronic health records and other health information technology...Show More Summary
In oday's Wall Street Journal, surgeon and Reason contributor Dr. Jeffrey Singer makes the case against the federal government's electronic health records program. Electronic systems distract doctors by requiring them to face screens...Show More Summary
Practice Fusion, the #1 cloud-based electronic health record for doctors and patients, released Online Patient Check-In – a new service that lets patients complete traditional check-in forms from their phone, tablet, or computer before getting to the doctor’s office. By digitizing this part of the patient’s office visit experience, Practice Fusion is freeing patients from […]
Health care providers, insurers and all who handle information on their behalf were put on notice last week that cybersecurity must be a high priority for their organizations.
Today Deloitte announces Evergreen, a new approach to electronic health records implementation and maintenance designed to help reduce hospital system IT costs as health care moves to a value-based model more reliant on clinical and enterprise data. Evergreen may help health systems save up to 30 percent on EHR operating costs by using a global […]
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, tasked with encouraging doctors to utilize electronic record-keeping technology, has only damaged the health-care system. Why are we not surprrised?
On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers, while supporting the long term goals of the program.On Friday, ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. Show More Summary
Sandlot Solutions, a leading community health interoperability and analytics provider, today announced that Sandlot Connect has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. Show More Summary
Duo Security, a leading authentication provider, added Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) software to its list of applications natively supported by two-factor authentication. Duo provides strong authentication, advanced securityShow More Summary
More than a third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. But the rapid rise in prevalence may be starting to level off--at least in younger children--the findings indicate, although there are no grounds for complacency, warn the researchers. read more
Looking back at 2014 it seems to be clear that as far as e-Health is concerned it has been largely a wasted year as far as the national initiatives - such as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) - have been concerned. Show More Summary