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Electronic Medical Records

New Tech City Just Got Healthier

Nicole Glor | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Nicole Glor

Move over Silicone Valley, the Bay Area and Seattle... New York City is the new HUB for Healthcare IT.

Benefits of Online Medical Records Outweigh the Risks

Larry Magid | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Just as it's now easy to visit an ATM from just about any bank in almost any country and access funds stored at your local bank, it ought to be possible for any medical provider -- with your permission -- to access your medical records from anywhere.

Electronic Health Records Gaining Acceptance

Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Gardner, for U.S. News When her 5-week-old daughter Scarlett was hospitalized in March with a potentially life-threatening respiratory...

Electronic Medical Records: Their Time Has Not Yet Come

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

If these assumptions about electronic medical records were true, medical quality could be improved while costs would decrease. Unfortunately, a simple review of the reality of EMRs shows a much less optimistic view.

Is Health IT Going Mainstream?

Janet Dillione | Posted 09.26.2012 | Technology
Janet Dillione

In essence, health care app developers must wear two hats when designing for the clinical community -- everyday consumer wants and physician needs.

Are Online Medical Resources Making or Breaking the Next Generation of Physicians?

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Online medical resources are certainly not the next fad in health care. They are likely to become a permanent fixture in the way we as doctors practice medicine.

Health Industry Scrambling to Comply With Revised HIPAA Privacy and Disclosure Rules

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

When these changes are implemented by HHS, Americans will be able to the right to get a report from their medical providers or insurance companies detailing who has electronically accessed their protected health information.

Can Patient Data Lead to a More Intelligent, Effective Healthcare System?

Janet Dillione | Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology
Janet Dillione

What I would like to challenge you to think about is how physicians can adopt enabling technology in order to make the leap to a smarter approach to using clinical data for patient and business good.

The Healing Power of Storytelling

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Storytelling is a two-way street. Illnesses unfold as stories, and physicians need to learn how to listen to those stories. The same is true of giving advice, for if good advice is given in the wrong way, the patient will not follow it.

2012: Go Big (Data) or Go Home

Janet Dillione | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology
Janet Dillione

The adoption of healthcare IT as a means to improve clinical workflow processes and ultimately to improve the delivery of patient care has accelerated...

Death by a Thousand (Paper) Cuts

Jeff Bocan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Jeff Bocan

Is your doctor putting your health at a risk? According to a recent study, your doctor could unintentionally be offering you and your family sub-optimal care if he/she is still using paper records to document important medical and patient information.

Electronic Medical Records Still Need Work, Report Says

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 03.28.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — America may be a technology-driven nation, but the health care system's conversion from paper to computerized records needs lots of...

If You're Worried About Medical Privacy, Better Take Some Xanax

Adam Levin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

Since 2009, 15 million patient records have been purloined, "mislaid," or otherwise compromised. Even if your data does not get posted on a public website, lots of people can see how much prescriptions you've been taking.

Where Is Our iCloud for Medicine?

Max Lugavere | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

Why are medical records -- simultaneously one of the most powerful resources and biggest sources of frustration for anyone trying to get a whole-systems view of their health -- stuck in the analog and disorganized at best?

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.

New Data Spill Shows Risk Of Online Health Records

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 10.21.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see...

Why Immunization Tracking is a Nightmare

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

Though we are in the midst of a piecemeal transition to electronic medical records, your documents likely include hard copies of health records. And they are your responsibility.

AMA: We Want Better Nutrition In Prisons

Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living

The country's largest physicians' group adopted policies on Tuesday calling for easier-to-use electronic patient records and better nutrition in p...

How Electronic Medical Records Affect Patient Care

Janet Dillione | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Dillione

Around the globe, we face increasingly complex and intertwined diagnoses, treatments and recovery paths. As a result, it is vitally important to capture and preserve the nuances of each patient's care path.

Who's Seen Your Health Records? Proposed Rule Offers More Privacy

Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - Patients could obtain a list of everyone who has accessed their electronic medical record under a rule proposed on Tuesday by the Depa...

Is Your M.D. Ready For The Electronic Health Record?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Medicine is an art and a science and patient care does not always fit into a pre-fit format. That said, while I think that technology alone will not completely fix the quality of care patients receive, I do believe that it has a role in the future of healthcare, overall.

Electronic Health Records Dramatically Increase Corporate Risk

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Effectively controlling the impact of demands over electronic health records is no longer a luxury. Rather, it is a business imperative that is no less than critical.

Geomedicine: What Your Street Address Can Tell Doctors About Your Health

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Accessing and using data that adds intelligence to the medical encounter should be the driving force behind modernizing our health information technology.

Should Patients Read Doctor's Notes? Wrong Question.

Roni Zeiger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roni Zeiger

The discussion about doctor's notes might seem silly, since for many years we've had the right to go to the medical records department and get copies of our records. Instead, we should walk into the doctor's office with a video camera or tape recorder.

Electronic Medical Records: Privacy Risks and Opportunities

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marty Robins

You'll be hearing a lot more about electronic medical records in the next few years, but should add your voice now to the discussion to ensure that they are properly implemented so that your privacy is respected.