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The scourge of electronic health records

Scourge: An instrument of punishment or criticism A cause of wide or great suffering Whip or lash — especially for torture Introduction They say you never forget your first time. I remember mine, vividly. If only I could erase the memory. I had high expectations and higher hopes, but what I got was disillusionment. I […]

Epic Sharing within UC Health

In an unprecedented move, UC San Diego Health and UCI Health have formed a strategic partnership to increase operational efficiencies and decrease patient care costs by sharing a single electronic medical records (EMR) platform.

New tool could let patients contribute to doctors' notes

(Reuters Health) - In theory, patients might be more engaged with their care and better able to inform doctors about any health issues if they could directly contribute to their own electronic medical records, a small U.S. study suggests.

drchrono Leverages Face ID on iPhone X to Unlock EHR for Physicians

Mobile EHR provider drchrono Inc., today announced that it has leverage Face ID on iPhone X for physicians to unlock electronic health records (EHRs). By simply launching the drchrono app,  Physicians can save time using new Face ID recognition technology to log into the drchrono EHR. On iPhone X, doctors now can simply raise their phone to login... Read More

An electronic health platform enabling clinical records to be exchanged between centres

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) A Telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre has designed an e-health platform that standardises the information, thus making it compatible with the different computing systems of each hospital or health centre. Show More Summary

The Problems With EPAS At SA Health Do Not Seem To Be Easing Off Just Yet, But Some Positive Impacts Are Being Seen.

This appeared a few days ago:EPAS cost blows out againEXCLUSIVE | The cost of SA Health’s troubled electronic patient records system EPAS has blown out to almost half a billion dollars after the department was forced to ask Cabinet for...Show More Summary

The Value of EMRs: Broken Promise or Unintended Consequences?

Editor’s Note: Justin Campbell is the VP at Galen Healthcare Solutions, a professional services firm helping  healthcare clients migrate from paper to electronic health records. Prior to joining Galen, Justin served as the IT Director...Show More Summary

Computer program helps doctors detect acute kidney injury earlier to save lives

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 2, 2017 - Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital electronic health record increases detection of acute kidney injury, reducing its severity and improving survival, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.

Computer Program Helps Doctors Detect Acute Kidney Injury Earlier to Save Lives

Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital electronic health record increases detection of acute kidney injury, reducing its severity and improving survival. The results address one of the most costly and deadly conditions affecting...Show More Summary

Electronic health records point to CT scanner as infection source

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Researchers used electronic health records to hunt down the source of a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection at the University of California, San Francisco.

Sen. Alexander: Getting EHRs “Out of Ditch” Is Critical to Future of Medical Innovation

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that “electronic health records are a critical piece to the future of medical innovation” during the first oversight hearing on the 21st Century Cures Act.   Today,...Show More Summary

There Are Commercial Interests Out There Who Want To Access You myHR Potentially Without Either Your Consent Or Knowledge!

This interview happened last week.Privacy concerns about My Health Record systemBy Eliza Borrello on AMDownload (1.34 MB) You might not be aware, but from next year the Federal Government will have created an electronic file, holding...Show More Summary

UCSF innovators use EHRs to track hospital-acquired infection

(University of California - San Francisco) In a first for hospital infection control, the UC San Francisco Health Informatics team has used electronic health records (EHRs) to track down a source of a common hospital-acquired infection by tracing the movements of more than 85,000 patients over a three-year period.

New Study Reveals EHR-Related Malpractice Suits On The Rise

More than 90% of hospitals and 80% of physicians’ offices now have electronic health records (EHRs) – and while the digitization of medicine has improved patient safety, it also has a dark side. Today The Doctors Company, the nation’s...Show More Summary

Getting to Know You

Penn Medicine hospitals in Philadelphia recently made substantial updates to its electronic health records - the first update in 10 years - asking for additional patient demographic information. This includes additional race/ethnicity information, as well as gender identity, and relationship status, among other information. Show More Summary

Many hospitals still not using digital patient health information

U.S. hospitals are making slow progress in ensuring that their providers have access to patients' complete electronic health records when those patients have also received care from outside providers, according to a new study in Health Affairs.

Few U.S. hospitals can fully share electronic medical records

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Less than one in three U.S. hospitals can find, send, and receive electronic medical records for patients who receive care somewhere else, a new study suggests.

OptimizeRx Launches Automated Financial Messaging within Aprima EHR for Prescription Cost Savings

OptimizeRx Corp., a provider of digital health messaging via electronic health records (EHRs), has partnered with Aprima Medical Software to help patients save money and be better educated about their prescriptions. As part of the partnership,...Show More Summary

How tech can get doctors back to seeing patients

Rates of physician burnout are rising, and many physicians cite their electronic health record (EHR) as the primary culprit. That’s no surprise, since doctors spend twice as much time on electronic health record (EHR) systems and deskwork as they do directly interacting with patients. Let that sink in for a moment. Imagine if an airline […]

Electronic health record alert improves HCV screening and treatment among baby boomers

(Wiley) In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for primary care physician...

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