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Lessons learned during an unplanned EMR downtime

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. On a Thursday in April, my practice upgraded its electronic health record to the next version, the “latest and greatest” with more features, as well as compliance with meaningful uses 2 through infinity. That was the good news. The bad news was that it meant [...]

World Briefing: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills Over 140, U.N. Agency Says

yesterdayHealth : NYT: Health

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that at least 230 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola had been recorded in Guinea and Liberia.

Corrupt as Chicago: Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Obamacare Navigator Records

Government watchdog Judicial Watch announced a lawsuit Tuesday morning against the Department of Health and Human Services after...

mHealth News: Here’s What You Need to Know

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this week. Digital Health Funding Posts Another Record Quarter Q1 2014 brought with it a new record in digital health venture funding. According to the latest data from Rock Health, not only did January […]

The Editors: Records for Life: Rethinking the Immunization Card

3 days agoArts : Design Observer

In conjunction with World Immunization Week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenged the global health and design communities to reconsider the immunization card, classically one of the principal barriers to vaccination.

Advancing Health Equity in the Digital Age

During National Minority Health Month, we acknowledge the potential for health information technology (health IT) – from electronic and personal health records to online communities to mobile applications – to transform health care and improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities. Show More Summary

ONC is helping veterans access their electronic health records

Go where they are. In this case, “they” represents rural veterans and Medicare patients. On their way to meet them is a group of Federal partners – including ONC, telecommunication companies – known in industry parlance as “telecos” — and other stakeholders who are pushing to bring broadband to the heartland. Show More Summary

Hospitalization records an additional tool to monitor disease outbreaks

By comparing hospitalization records from Massachusetts hospitals with data reported to local boards of health, researchers found a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks. For this study, the team examined...Show More Summary

Researchers see hospitalization records as additional tool

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Comparing hospitalization records with data reported to local boards of health presents a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks, according to a paper published April 16Show More Summary

Death Toll in Ebola Outbreak Rises to 121

(DAKAR, Senegal) — The World Health Organization says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people. As of Monday, the organization recorded a total of 200 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola, which is normally found in central or eastern Africa, in…

It Seems Minister Dutton Is Committed To An Electronic Health Record. But Not The PCEHR Explicitly.

This appeared a day or so ago. See the section on e-Health Implementation below.Standing Council on Health (SCoH) Communique - 11 April 2014Australian Health Ministers met in Brisbane today for a meeting of the Standing Council on Health (SCoH). Show More Summary

CPSI Delivers More-Effective Healthcare And Is A Strong Buy

By Mark E. McComsey: Computer Programs and Systems (CPSI) is the leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) systems for hospitals. The company has over 30 years of experience in the community and rural hospital markets for healthcare IT and has a leading position in its market. Show More Summary

Critics slam Sebelius’ record on Obamacare and abortion advocacy as she leaves office

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The resignation of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is drawing reactions across the political spectrum as Democrats praise her work with the Affordable Care Act and Republicans deride it. At the same time, pro-life leaders…

911 call shows how little Planned Parenthood cares about women’s health

by Eric Scheidler The recordings of a 911 call and a dispatcher’s ambulance call reveal Planned Parenthood’s diligence—but only when it comes to protecting their business from public scrutiny. On Saturday, January 18, 2014, an ambulance appeared at the huge Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora, Illinois,…

City Apparently Considers Turning to Google Glass to Record DOH Inspections

As usual, Jean-Georges is way ahead on this. The Post reports city council member Vincent Ignizio is proposing a bill that would require Health Department inspectors to wear video devices like — possibly even including — Google Glass in an effort to make violations seem less bullying and arbitrary. Show More Summary

Last Lap: What’s Amanda Bynes’ Health Status?

The actress' lawyer sets the record straight, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus shows us a new side of herself

Advances in health IT must be viewed as a whole

Reformers in health care claim gigantic disruption on the horizon: devices that track our movements, new treatments through massive data crunching, fluid electronic records that reflect the patient’s status wherever she goes, and even the end of the doctor’s role. …

HIMSS Analytics Honors 21 University of Iowa Health Care Clinics With Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

HIMSS Analytics recognized 21 University of Iowa Health Care clinics with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents University of Iowa Health Care’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory […]

Record Attendance as the Best in Health Care Gather for Networking and Professional Development at the AMGA 2014 Annual Conference

The American Medical Group Association is convening more than 2,100 participants, representing the nation's leading healthcare provider organizations, at its 2014 Annual Conference, April 3-5 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

FDA issues final rule on records access rule

The Food and Drug Administration is expanding authority to demand access to company records relating to contaminated food that could be a threat to human health.

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