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Without Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh Penguins Still Presidents' Trophy Contenders

The health scares keep on coming for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team's off to a great start with a 13-3-1 record, but its fine early-season performance was overshadowed on Wednesday by the news that right wing Pascal Dupuis has been...Show More Summary

Money for nothing: The dire straits of EHRs

I’ve previously written about my experience with poorly designed electronic health records and how it negatively impacts provider happiness and patient safety.  Apparently, I’m not alone in my experiences and my sentiments about this subject. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. […]

Georgia Tech Leads Effort to Convert Electronic Health Records Into Meaningful Data

As part of the four-year, $2.1 million National Science Foundation research project, data analytic teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Texas, Austin, will develop algorithms and methods to convert the electronic health records data into meaningful clinical concepts or phenotypes focused on diseases and specific health traits.

$2.5 Million Grant to Tackle Barriers of Electronic Health Records

The five-year grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to measure best practices across existing EHR systems, listen and learn what providers believe to be the ideal system, then build and test a model EHR system that can improve patient care.

The NHS will let you access your health records from a phone

The NHS is one of Britain's greatest achievements and the envy of countless countries around the world, but sometimes but it's found it hard to ditch the paperwork and embrace technology. In its ongoing bid to improve patient care (and save a few...

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 5,000 Worldwide

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The latest update from The World Health Organization presents a mixed picture of the fight to contain the worst outbreak of Ebola on record

What in God's Name is Going on With Healthcare IT at Cambridge University Hospitals?

This story about a UK hospital that recently "went live"with an American electronic health record/enterprise command-and-control system (EPIC) was not only predictable, but expected considering the sorry state of the health IT industry...Show More Summary

Tashaun Gipson Injury: Updates on Browns Safety's Concussion and Return

The Cleveland Browns are riding high in first place in the AFC North with a 6-3 record, but the health of safety Tashaun Gipson is of great concern to the team. According to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Gipson was officially...Show More Summary

388 people enjoy breakfast in bed at Shanghai hotel, breaking world record (of course)

A total of 388 people noshed on croissants, noodles and fruit in bed this morning at the Pudong Shangri-la hotel, breaking the Guinness World Record previously set by the Association of Women's Health in Australia on March 12, 2012. [ more › ]

WEBINAR: Yosemite Project – Part 2: The Ideal Medium for Health Data? A Dive into Lab Tests (VIDEO)

“The Ideal Medium for Health Data? A Dive into Lab Tests” In case you missed last Friday’s webinar, “The Yosemite Project – Part 2: The Ideal Medium for Health Data? A Dive into Lab Tests” delivered by Conor Dowling, the recording and slides are now available (and posted below). Show More Summary

The Great Digital Divide in Healthcare: Older Americans May Be Left Behind

When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, new study says.

Modernizing Medicine is raising a $20M round for cloud health records

Florida-based Modernizing Medicine has raised $15 million of a $20 million round to support the development and marketing of its cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic health records (EHR) platform.

New App Shows Health Inspection Records for Nearby Restaurants

As a trained chef, Matthew Eierman doesn’t have a lot of forgiveness for health inspection violations at restaurants. As a diner, he’d prefer to avoid establishments with poor health records. “When I go to a restaurant, I’m worried about problems that cause illness,” Eierman said. “Cross-contamination, proper holding temperatures — things like that.” But for... Continue Reading

Your electronic health record may lack vital information

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. When you walk into any physician’s office or hospital, computers are everywhere.  By 2013, nearly 70 percent of hospitals had moved away from paper charts and toward electronic health records, or EHRs, and more are making the change every day. From the patient’s point of […]

Patient records giant Epic Systems will take a big step into the cloud in 2015

The Verona, Wisconsin-based EHR giant will soon begin hosting the electronic health records systems of its hospital and medical group clients in the large new data center on its campus in Verona, Wisconsin.

Masterpiece Sold for $65 Million to Help Environmental Causes

A French masterpiece has been sold for a record breaking price at auction and the money will benefit the environment and other public health causes. Edouard Manet’s ‘Spring’, or in Read More The post Masterpiece Sold for $65 Million to Help Environmental Causes appeared first on Ecorazzi.

New Study Shows Electronic Health Records on the Rise

Bob Violino of Information Management reports, “Electronic health records (EHR) uptake in the U.S. has accelerated dramatically as a result of government initiatives and the considerable resources healthcare providers have invested over the past five years, says research firm Frost & Sullivan. Show More Summary

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