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Medication Mix-ups? Missing Lab Results? Send Us Your Health IT Tips, Stories

Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Emma Schwartz

Amid concerns about patient safety, a consensus is emerging: The government needs a way to monitor the safety of health information technology it is e...

Electronic Medical Record Shift: Signs Of Harm Emerge As Doctors Move From Paper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund One day in March 2009, hospital workers misread small print on a computer screen,...

Front Range Hospitals Get Nod For Electronic Medical Records Efforts

wsj.com | LAURA LANDRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Three leading health-care providers in Colorado's Front Range region recently teamed up in an electronic health-record exchange program that will allo...

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, ...

FDA Considers Regulating Safety of Electronic Health Systems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund Concerned about potential safety risks in health information technology, the U.S....

Health Care Innovation Now

Mark M. Little, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark M. Little, Ph.D.

While health care debates run on, technology and innovation are accelerating. I believe we are at a point of inflection where we can look to a world of better, more affordable health care.

Can Cleveland Clinic Be A Model For Digital Medicine?

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

CLEVELAND--When Albert Giuliani wakes up each morning, he steps on a scale, takes his blood pressure and pricks his finger to test his sugar levels. T...

Stimulus Fuels Gold Rush For Electronic Health Systems

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Editor's note: This story is published in conjunction with American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop. The government's $45 billion pl...

Switch To Electronic Records Getting Mixed Reviews At Hospitals, Clinics

Huffington Post Investigative Fund and American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop | Fred Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than five years ago, one of California's leading hospitals decided to leap into the future of medical care by digitizing its patients' health rec...

Health Industry Winning Round On Privacy Of Digital Health Records

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

Lobbyists for the health industry are close to a victory over consumer groups in a dispute about when patients should be told their digital medical re...

Personal Responsibility: In Education? Yes! In Health Care? No!

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

When President Obama gave his speech on health care, he spoke as though the phrase personal responsibility did not exist.

Obama Gets Failing Grades From Privacy Advocates

Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama earns poor to failing grades from privacy advocates who claim that his administration is neglecting privacy and civil-liberties issue...

Healthcare is an Unprincipled Non-System.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Everyone knows that you cannot cure a sick anything -- patient or system - without a correct diagnosis. What is the diagnosis for sick, "broken" healthcare?

Rights With No Responsibilities?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Do we have the right to make ourselves unhealthy? I would answer, Yes! That is part of being free.

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Washington is guilty of management malpractice. Simply throwing more money into the waste of the middle will not fix health care.

What to Ask at a Town Hall on Health Care

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

What to ask our Representatives at town hall meeting, and in letters or emails.

They Are Still Practicing Bad Medicine -- on Medicine (and Therefore on Us).

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

Given a fundamentally flawed, unsupportable health care system, we need a new one rather than changing where some dollars flow and adding new dollars that we don't have in the first place.

ObamaCare Is Not "a Good Start." They Are Blowing an Opportunity to fix Health care.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

We need an extended, all-media national dialogue, not violent, partisan town hall meetings in response to a Plan devised behind closed doors.

The Real Secret to Controlling Health Care Costs

Mitchell Kapor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Kapor

Information technology can play a crucial role in reversing the escalation of health care costs.

In Health Care, Complexity Costs and Kills. ObamaCare Will Increase Complexity: You Do the Math

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Complexity is considered bad in most business activities because it reduces efficiency and therefore costs money. In health care it is worse.

Occam's Razor Can Cut Down the Health Care Lobbyists

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Private health-insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are threatening the health and stability of America. Some argue that this is equivalent to crimes against humanity.

An Objective, Evidence-Based Opposition to ObamaCare

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

TennCare was a single payer approach that was tried in Tennessee in 1994. It nearly bankrupted the state, forced the governor to raise taxes, and ultimately required rationing care.

A 3 Question Survey About Fixing Healthcare

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Do not accept the glowing rhetoric of the Bill's advocates or the equally passionate bombast of its opponents. Put aside your personal animus toward who is speaking for or against AAHCA.