Posted on November 17th, 2010 No comments
There’s little question that electronic health records reduce adverse drug events and improve quality of care. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be doing everything to make sure they’re as safe and as easy to use as possible, said National Coordinator for HIT, David Blumenthal, MD, at the launch of EHRevent.org, a new safety reporting system that will allow healthcare providers to report adverse issues related to the implementation and use of EHRs.
Posted on November 4th, 2010 No comments
Electronic health records vendors and healthcare providers share an intense interest in defining best practices for the privacy and security of personal health records and the US Congress is turning its attention to PHRs as well.
Posted on October 29th, 2010 No comments
Children’s Health Fund (CHF) is expanding healthcare services in rural areas as part of a $925,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.
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Walmart Foundation takes EHRs to Baton Rouge
Posted on October 20th, 2010 No comments
Electronic health records increase physician likelihood of reporting adverse drug events to the FDA, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).
Posted on October 26th, 2009 1 comment
Disproportionate share hospitals, which a disproportionately large share of poor patients, are lagging behind other hospitals in adopting electronic health records, according to a new survey. Researchers reported in Health Affairs that without federal funding this digital divide would continue – and expressed concern that any funding would actually reach these hospitals.
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Disproportionate share hospitals face IT disadvantages
Posted on September 10th, 2009 No comments
Much like the federal government’s program targeting old automobiles, MedPlexus is setting its sights on old electronic health records and practice management systems.
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MedPlexus launches ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Ehr/pm program
Posted on July 29th, 2009 No comments
President Barack Obama told participants in an AARP tele-town hall Tuesday that electronic health records will help put an end to the inefficiencies they have experienced in healthcare.
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Obama’s talk with retirees highlights digital health records
Posted on July 24th, 2009 No comments
The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel has approved new interoperability specifications for electronic health records, data exchange and architecture that align with the federal government’s stimulus package for healthcare IT.