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 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 […]
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)
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.
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 wants to sync digital health records across the Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad.
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
The company's app will synch information across Apple's watch iPhone and iPad.
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 [...]
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
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.
Researchers are proposing strategies for improving and standardizing facility identification in electronic health record transactions.
ManaCloud is a HIPAA-compliant cloud platform that unifies electronic medical records with patient-generated data from apps and connected devices.
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 […]
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
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...