electronic medical records (EMRs)

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Conemaugh Health System One Of First Hospitals To Join Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN)

Press Release | Conemaugh Health System | September 11, 2012

The Conemaugh Health System is the first Pennsylvania non-government health care system and one of just 30 in the United Systems to go “LIVE” on the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange. Read More »

Consumers Get Serious About Their EMRs

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | September 16, 2013

As patient engagement grows, a new survey indicates that a growing number of U.S. consumers (41 percent) would be willing to switch doctors to gain online access to their own electronic medical records. Doctors, though, are not as eager to make the change. Read More »

Continua Design Guidelines Adopted For e-health Interoperability

Staff Writer | CIOL | December 20, 2013

An important milestone for global e-health standardization has been achieved with final approval of a new standard that will better enable interoperability between e-health devices. The standard - Recommendation ITU-T H.810 - contains Continua Health Alliance's Design Guidelines providing "Interoperability design guidelines for personal health systems". Read More »

Crowd-Sourcing A Cure For Cancer Through The Internet

Jane Wakefield | BBC | October 15, 2012

It is only natural that someone with a cancer diagnosis would turn to the web for help, even though the results are likely to terrify and reassure in equal measure. But on getting his diagnosis, Italian robotic engineer and open-source artist Salvatore Iaconesi took things one step further. Read More »

Dangers In Electronic Medical Documentation!

Chris Brown | Medicaltranscriptionsservice.com. | March 4, 2014

Slip-shoddy documentation can lead to disastrous consequences. And more often than not it is hapless patients who pay the price for it. The shocking news of patients dying due to documentation errors, is hitting the headlines more frequently. Though it is easy to lay the blame squarely on EHRs identifying the flaws in the documentation process is even more important. Read More »

Data Crisis: Who Owns Your Medical Records?

Eric Topol | San Diego Magazine | September 23, 2016

We’ve all encountered issues with our medical records. Whether getting a copy for a second opinion, finding major mistakes, or changing health care providers, our access to this important set of data has been fraught with difficulties. But that’s in the past tense—it’s getting worse. Sadly, your medical records are the property of hospitals, doctors, and health systems. Except in New Hampshire, where ownership rights are assigned to the patient, no other states recognize the individual’s right of control and ownership of their medical data...

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Data Exchange Rises in Importance for Urgent Care Providers

Linda Wilson | Health Data Management | August 25, 2016

As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, urgent care companies and health systems are forging formal business partnerships and then facilitating those relationships through the exchange of electronic patient data. The partnerships have advantages for both parties. Health systems want to add urgent care to their patient care continuum, while urgent care companies want to be included in local provider networks...

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Death By A Thousand Clicks: Leading Boston Doctors Decry Electronic Medical Records

Drs. John Levinson, Bruce H. Price and Vikas Saini | WBUR | May 17, 2017

It happens every day, in exam rooms across the country, something that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago: Doctors and nurses turn away from their patients and focus their attention elsewhere — on their computer screens. Read More »

Department Of Veterans Affairs Standardizes On CenTrak's Clinical-Grade Real-Time Location System™ (RTLS) To Improve Operational Efficiency And Quality Of Veteran Care

Press Release | CenTrak | March 4, 2013

CenTrak today announced the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has chosen its active-RTLS infrastructure to location-enable all of the VA's hospitals, clinics and consolidated mail outpatient pharmacies as a subcontractor to HP. Read More »

DeSalvo Touts Interoperability, Blue Button At Consumer Health IT Summit

Katie Dvorak | FierceHealthIT | September 15, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT jumped into National Health IT Week in the District of Columbia by placing the focus on the consumers' role in their own healthcare...

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Designer Fund And The White House Challenge You To Redesign The Electronic Medical Record

Josh Constine | TechCrunch | November 13, 2012

Hey designers! You could build another app. Or you could save some lives by entering the White House’s Health Design Challenge to give the electronic medical record a much-needed redesign...If you can do better, you could win $25K and get your design rolled out to 6 million VA patients and open sourced for all the world’s doctors. Read More »

Digital Health Could Seal Fate Of Small Hospitals

Jennifer Dennard | EMR & EHR | August 30, 2013

I am not a healthcare investment expert by any means, but two recent pieces of news make me wonder if the digital health movement will inadvertently result in the hurried demise of already struggling small and rural hospitals. Read More »

Digital Health Funding Rose 45 Percent In 2012

Ki Mae Heussner | GigaOM | January 7, 2013

According to health tech accelerator Rock Health, investors poured $1.4 billion into digital health companies last year, which is up 45 percent from 2011. The major areas of interest include healthcare purchasing tools for consumers, personal health tracking, Electronic Medical records and hospital administration. Read More »

Digital Health Records’ Risks Emerge As Deaths Blamed On Systems

Jordan Robertson | Bloomberg | June 25, 2013

When Scot Silverstein’s 84-year-old mother, Betty, starting mixing up her words, he worried she was having a stroke. So he rushed her to Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania... Read More »

Do Epic Customers Have EMR Stockholm Syndrome?

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR & EHR | December 12, 2012

According to a recent piece appearing  in KevinMD.com,  by next year an astonishing 40 percent the U.S. population will have their medical data stored in an Epic system. Heaven only knows how many billions of dollars of IT capital outlay that represents. What we can safely guess is that not a single customer making up that list failed to make painful sacrifices to bring Epic on board. Read More »