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Open Letter to Minnesota's Heath Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger on ill-informed health IT puff piece

Minnesota's Heath Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger penned a puff piece on EHRs entitled "Electronic health records advance quality care for all Minnesotans" (Minn Post, 4/23/15, http://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2015/04/electronic-health-records-advance-quality-care-all-minnesotans).It...Show More Summary

A brief history of the EHR

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. So far, 2015 has been a busy year for reflecting on the use of electronic health records (EHRs). CMS just released its proposed rules for meaningful use stage 3. One might say that “MU 3” supports the belief that the sequel is never as good […]

EHR Interoperability. Let’s stop beating a dead drum.

For the past many years, I’ve been strongly advocating that the best model for electronic health record interoperability is one that is cloud-based and puts the patient/citizen at the center. Having just returned from HIMSS where EHR interoperability...(read more)

How APIs Will Enable Better Self-Management of Health

These days, consumers expect more health information, in usable form, at their fingertips. However, the collected information gets stored in various data silos, with no easy way of accessing electronic health records (EHRs), or pulling meaningful information about a consumer without that consumer’s consent, resulting in an incomplete picture of a consumer’s health.

Breaches of millions of health records show digital files are 'not safe'

Electronic health records were supposed to make life better for patients and doctors -- getting rid of bulky and messy paper files, streamlining delivery of care and organizing medical information so that scientists can use it to make discoveries.

Drchrono Is Bringing Electronic Health Records to the Apple Watch

Drchrono wants to sync digital health records across the Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad.

The Kabuki Dance Of “Blocking Data” In Healthcare

Dan Munro The lack of data interoperability in healthcare continues to plague and haunt the entire industry. Much of the challenge falls squarely in the realm of Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, but EHR software is by no means the only category where this challenge is directly affecting patient lives. I ? along with countless... Read More

Two Dirty Little Secrets About Electronic Health Records

Here are two dirty little secrets about electronic health records (EHR). Just about everyone in the field already knows these secrets, and many are quietly horrified, but few want to discuss them since there are no obvious or easy solutions. Threat to Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom   Epic Systems, a privately-held company, is [...]

FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources) Is Really Starting To Be Taken Seriously Globally.

This appeared a little while ago:FHIR Lights the Way to Interoperabilityby Har Puri Thursday, March 19, 2015 Ever since the move from paper-based to electronic health records, people and organizations have been working to advance health care interoperability -- the ability to exchange information between EHRs. Show More Summary

Report Slams Digital Health Records

The Obama administration took vendors of electronic health records to task for making it costly and cumbersome to share patient information and frustrating a $30 billion push to use digital records to improve quality and cut costs.

Discovering another interoperability challenge in health information exchange

Researchers are proposing strategies for improving and standardizing facility identification in electronic health record transactions.

Mana Health launches Meaningful Use Stage 3-compliant ManaCloud clinical data platform

ManaCloud is a HIPAA-compliant cloud platform that unifies electronic medical records with patient-generated data from apps and connected devices.

Epic Systems’ Open Platform Will Bring U.S. Health Care Delivery Into the 21st Century

By STEPHEN M. KRUPA Epic Systems, the market leader in electronic health record software (EHR), recently made a quiet but potentially transformative announcement that may finally shake the healthcare industry out of its technological doldrums. Epic said it is prepared to support the creation of a more open interoperability platform for integration with other diversified […]

Now This Has To Be A Really Courageous Way To Go About Things. Good Luck With That Big Bang Plan!

This appeared a few days ago.SA’s e-health rollout delayed further Bension Siebert | 2 April 2015 Adelaide | The rollout of the State Government’s troubled $422 million electronic health records system has been delayed again. The Government...Show More Summary

The CMS and ONC NPRMs

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

Opinion: Why Health Care Tech Is Still So Bad

Electronic records will transform medicine, eventually.

YC -Backed Akido Labs Provides A Standardized API Layer For Hospital App Developers

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 Health pulls in $2.5M for patient relationship management platform

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.

SecondOpinionExpert Launches eHealth Record Mobile App

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...

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