Hardeep Singh

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A Ransomware Epidemic And An Overdue National Health IT Safety Center

Dean Sittig and Hardeep Singh | Health Affairs Blog | July 29, 2016

A rapid increase in computerization of health care organizations (HCOs) around the world has raised their profile as lucrative targets for cyber-criminals. Recently there has been a spate of high-profile ransomware attacks involving hospitals’ electronic health record (EHR) data.Briefly, ransomware attacks commonly start when a user is conned into clicking an internet link or opening a malicious email attachment. Malware, or software that is intended to damage or disable the computer, is then downloaded and rapidly encrypts data on that computer and attempts to reach out to other computers on the same network to encrypt data on those computers as well; consequently, all encrypted data is inaccessible...

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Complicated, Confusing EHRs Pose Serious Patient Safety Threats

Sabriya Rice | Modern Healthcare | June 20, 2014

Confusing displays, improperly configured software, upgrade glitches and systems failing to speak to one another—those are just a few electronic health record-related events that put patients in danger, according to a new study.

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Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?

David F. Carr | InformationWeek | June 26, 2014

EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates. Read More »

Houston VA Researcher Honored With Prestigious Presidential Award

Staff Writer | Cypress Creek Mirror | January 4, 2014

A patient safety researcher at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston has been named a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Read More »

Setting National Goals To Bolster Patient Safety With Electronic Health Records

Dipali Pathak | BCM | November 7, 2012

Experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine have proposed a framework to help develop new national patient safety goals unique to electronic health record-enabled clinical settings. Read More »

The Anxiety of Waiting For Test Results

Jan Hoffman | New York Times | July 23, 2012

As medical records move online and state regulations loosen, many patients can bypass the doctor’s call and get the results of these tests faster, directly from labs via Web sites and apps.

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Is Digitizing Healthcare Making It Less Safe?

Event Details
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Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
July 1, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join InformationWeek Radio on Tuesday, July 1, at 2:00 PM EST for a discussion with Scot M. Silverstein, M.D., a consultant and professor in the Drexel University informatics program who is a leading critic of the claims made for EHR systems and researches the pitfalls of the software and the way it is implemented. He blogs at Health Care Renewal as InformaticsMD. One of the issues he highlights is that there is no systemattic tracking of medical errors associated with functionality or usability issues of EHRs, making it hard to judge whether their net effect has been positive or negative. Yet there are troubling signs, in everything from academic studies to malpractice claims, that the risks of EHRs have been underestimated and the rush to implement these systems may be misguided. Read More »