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Director Of Open Medicine Institute, Linda Tannenbaum: "We Have The Big Plan"

Linda Tannenbaum | ProHealth | June 11, 2013

Invest in ME, a UK charity, holds a yearly conference to explore biomedical research into ME. This year's conference, "Mainstreaming ME Research: Infections, Immunity and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis,”" was held on May 31st in London, and featured a roster of noted physicians and researchers... Read More »

EHR Systems: A Money-Loser For Most Physicians?

John Commins | HealthLeaders Media | March 5, 2013

Adopting electronic health records appears to be a money-losing proposition for most physicians, especially specialists and those in smaller physician groups. Read More »

EHRs Can't Do Everything

Zach McCartney | Healthcare IT News | November 14, 2013

Like many other industries, healthcare is becoming more consumer-focused. As Eric Wicklund and Mike Miliard have recently documented for Healthcare IT News, patients and doctors alike have spoken out against EHR solutions for interfering with rather than facilitating doctor-patient interactions... Read More »

Fax Technologies Take Center Stage at HIMSS19 Exhibition

One of the most surprising developments at HIMSS19 is the large number of companies exhibiting their Fax Technologies. Long derided by reporters, health IT consultants, and EHR vendors, fax technologies have been growing in leaps and bounds while EHRs continue to fail to deliver interoperability. Just a couple of years ago faxes were used in around 75% of medical records exchanges. Latest numbers indicate that faxes are now used to exchange more than 85% of medical records. Most people would react in horror to such figures. How could physicians and medical personnel rely on antiquated paper technologies like faxes? The real story to be found on the exhibit floor at the HIMSS 2019 conference is that what we are seeing is a rapid transition to digital fax technologies and platforms. And this transition is taking place because physicians and medical staff have figured out they work!

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FIS Releases Major Upgrade to GT.M - the Leading Open Source "NoSQL" Platform in Healthcare

Press Release | FIS Global | March 29, 2016

FIS has just released a major upgrade to GT.M. GT.M is the database of record and “NoSQL” application development & deployment platform at some of the largest real-time core-banking and electronic health record systems deployments around the world. With its source code available under a free / open source software (FOSS) license, GT.M has been downloaded over 135,000 times from its primary site, is bundled with selected applications, and can be installed on contemporary Debian/Ubuntu systems with sudo apt-get install fis-gtm.

Florida Doctors Weigh Higher Costs For Medical Record Copies

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | August 2, 2013

A hearing in Florida is considering a petition to increase the costs of reproducing patient medical records scheduled to begin Friday morning at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Deerfield Beach, according to the Tampa Bay Times. (Apparently, the Blue Button has yet to come to this part of the Sunshine State.) Read More »

Florida Patients, Lawyers Face Steep Fees For Record Copies

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | December 6, 2013

EHRs aren’t doing much to streamline the documentation reproduction process for providers, patients, and legal teams in Florida.  After proposing a hike in the per-page rate to produce copies of patient records this summer, the Florida Board of Medicine has followed through by determining that whether a record is paper or electronic, patients and lawyers asking for files on their clients’ behalf will fork over nearly four times the current rate. Read More »

For National Health IT Week, A Look In The Crystal Ball

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | September 10, 2012

It being the beginning of National Health IT Week, it seems appropriate to spend a couple days considering some of the health IT predictions being offered by observers around the country. Read More »

Four Years Later: The Impact Of The HITECH Act On EHR Implementations

David Fried | The Profitable Practice | May 21, 2013

Since 2009, Software Advice has gathered data on tens of thousands of practices looking to purchase medical software. We’ve tapped into that data to determine [the following]: Read More »

Gropper Named CTO Of Patient Privacy Rights

Rachel Landen | ModernHealthcare.com | May 6, 2013

Patient Privacy Rights in Austin, Texas, added Dr. Adrian Gropper last month as its chief technology officer. Read More »

Guam Sub Tender USS Frank Cable Upgrades Medical Department

Staff Writer | Pacific News Center (PNC) | March 17, 2014

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) upgraded its medical department's patient care medical records system from a local-only paper medical record system to the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) system, March 11.

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Hawaii HIE Will Improve Patient Care In East Hawaii

Nicole Freeman | EHR Intelligence | January 10, 2014

The East Hawai‘i Region of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) has entered into a data sharing agreement with the Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange (Hawai‘i HIE). The cooperation will improve care access for about 10,000 in East Hawai’i. Read More »

Health Industry Struggling To Keep Up With Growing ID Theft Problem

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 10, 2014

The rise in medical identity theft in the U.S. in recent years--and in particular, theft involving a breach in technology--has been swift and has left many concerned about the effectiveness of privacy regulations, according to a recent Stateline report. Read More »

Health Records Of Every NHS Patient To Be Shared In Vast Database

Sarah Knapton | The Telegraph | January 10, 2014

The health records of everyone in the NHS will be pooled in a vast database which can be accessed by researchers and pharmaceutical companies. But campaigners warn it could breach privacy. Read More »

HHS Releases Interoperability Rules

Press Release | HHS | February 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), would increase choice and competition while fostering innovation that promotes patient access to and control over their health information. The proposed ONC rule would require that patient electronic access to this electronic health information (EHI) be made available at no cost.

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