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October 18, 2017
Chris Nerney

As EHR use grows, so do EHR-related malpractice claims

Poor integration of clinical data, accessibility issues, and user design problems among systems-related claims catalysts, study shows.
October 17, 2017
Chris Nerney

AMA launches Integrated Health Model Initiative for sharing data

The goal is for IHMI to offer healthcare providers a common data model to “collect, organize, exchange and analyze critical data elements.”
October 15, 2017
Chris Nerney

Austin project aims to create consumer-controlled health data network

Pilot program targeting "the current system inefficiencies of recreating patient health history, faxing copies, and carrying those printed copies" to providers.
October 11, 2017
Chris Nerney

EMRs: Catalysts for healthcare innovation and creativity

Two medical directors make the case that emergency medical records can improve safety, ensure necessary care, and avoid unnecessary care.
October 10, 2017
Chris Nerney

Survey shows healthcare pros generally positive about their EHRs

But respondents indicate that interoperability "leaves much to be desired."
October 06, 2017
Chris Nerney

HITECH Act has driven EHR adoption, researchers conclude

"The act could serve as a model for ways to drive the adoption of other valuable technologies."
October 05, 2017
George Gooch

In the Eye of a Hurricane: Making Connections during a Natural Disaster

Hurricane Harvey poured 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas, left 33 counties under federal disaster declaration and caused a total monetary loss of more than $75 billion. It also left an estimated 70,000 people in need of rescuing, 450,000 people in need of disaster assistance, and 30,000 people in need of shelter. Through all of the devastation and heartbreak, one thing that was not deterred, however, was the dedication of the healthcare community to rise to the occasion and do what was necessary to ensure that access to medical care was provided to those displaced by the storm.
October 04, 2017
Chris Nerney

Overcoming usability barriers to make health IT more effective

ONC uses National Health IT Week to call for improving usability of EHRs.
October 03, 2017
Chris Nerney

Arkansas surgery center reports ransomware attack

Facility says breach impacted a small number of its 128,000 past and present patients.
September 28, 2017
Chris Nerney

HIEs in Arizona, California connect as part of PCDH initiative

“More complete patient information results in better care, and these connections ensure better information for patients who are traveling."