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Digital Medical Records

Hospitals Speed Transition To Electronic Medical Records

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living

* Number of hospitals going digital triples since 2010 * U.S. funding for health IT driving the switch July 8 (Reuters) ...

For Ransom: Your Medical Records

Adam Levin | Posted 08.21.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

Would you post your medical records to your Facebook profile? Share a CAT scan via Instagram? Discuss your prescription history with your network on LinkedIn? Not likely.

How to 'Limit the Pain' of Electronic Health Records

Janet Dillione | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Dillione

But with advancement comes a learning curve and adaptation, and as we've seen with electronic health records (EHR), usability remains a widespread hurdle.

Do Digital Medical Records Exacerbate Inequalities?

Ray Suarez | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Ray Suarez

For now, however, the health care providers with the deepest pockets have embraced digital record-keeping most quickly -- the very places that treat the patients who are most likely to be educated, have insurance ...

FDA, Obama Digital Medical Records Team At Odds Over Safety Oversight

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative FundComputers at a major Midwest hospital chain went awry on June 29, posting some doct...

Ambitious Timetable Set For Electronic Medical Records

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out an ambitious five-year plan for moving doctors and hospitals to computerized medical...

Effort To Track Medical Safety Issues Faces Long Road Ahead

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Despite mounting concern over safety risks posed by digital medical records systems, government officials are years away from starting to track hazard...

FDA Asks Hospitals To Report Safety Glitches In Digital Health Systems

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Concern over safety risks posed by health information technology has led the Food and Drug Administration to step up scrutiny of the products, includi...

Experts: Move To Electronic Medical Records Needs Oversight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz Huffington Post Investigative FundThough electronic health records may greatly improve medical care in the future, ...

Shopping for Health Software, Some Doctors Get Buyer's Remorse

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Robert Cameron wasn't much of a technology buff, but the orthopedic surgeon knew he wanted to get rid of all the paper in his nine-physician practice ...

Shopping for Health Software, Some Doctors Get Buyer's Remorse

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Robert Cameron wasn't much of a technology buff, but the orthopedic surgeon knew he wanted to get rid of all the paper in his nine-physician practice ...

As Health Files Go Digital, Patients May Spot Unpleasant Surprises

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When Kaiser Permanente started giving patients online access to their medical records nearly five years ago, it offered the same lab reports doctors s...

Top Hospitals Questioned In Electronic Health Records Probe

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A congressional inquiry into plans for spending billions of dollars in stimulus money on digital medical records is now questioning some of the nation...

Open Architecture: The Devil in The Policy Details

Christopher Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christopher Meyer

Open standards are an essential enabler in the development of any shared infrastructure, but the habits of mind that lead to open platforms are not yet widespread with respect to software.