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CODE BLACK: Making Time For Play In Electronic Health Records

Shaan Patel | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
Shaan Patel

By Barbara Lam -- a third year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC The new third year medical class at USC had an Electronic Heal...

Healthcare Innovation: How to Achieve EMR Interchange

David B. Black | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

EMR interchange has been a major goal of the tens of billions of dollars that have been spent to buy and install EMR's. The theory is that making it e...

Our Healthcare Data is Locked in an EMR Prison

David B. Black | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

EMR's have a few problems. Selecting and installing them is too often a multi-year disaster. Getting information from one of them to the other is supp...

Healthcare EMR Implementation and Use is Broken

David B. Black | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

Tens of billions of dollars are being spent to implement EMR's in healthcare. There's still a long way to go. Everyone seems to agree that EMR's will ...

Healthcare Innovation: Personal EMR App Needed Now!

David B. Black | Posted 06.02.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

I want an EMR app. I want it badly. I want it now. It shouldn't be that big a deal. Where are all my choices? What's wrong? My EMR Who cares more abou...

Healthcare Innovation: We Need to Fix EMR/EHR Procurement

David B. Black | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

Computers and software get faster and less expensive at a dramatic rate. Healthcare systems implementing computers and software gets slower and more e...

Medical Notes for All to See

Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S.

Why would we willingly engage in this "high-tech, high-touch" experiment of opening up the medical record, taking such a dramatic departure from the paternalism of medical care that dominated our practice just a couple of decades ago?

Anna Almendrala

Entrepreneur Offers Tool To Fix Obamacare 'Disaster' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

As Obamacare's growing pains continue, hospitals and clinics are racing to upgrade their paper files to electronic ones to reach a government deadline...

Innovating Health Care

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

This past week I was introduced to a new electronic medical record (EMR) that was implemented at the underserved clinic where I see the majority of my...

9 Reasons Doctors Hate Their EMR

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

The results of the Physician Satisfaction Study, sponsored by the RAND corporation and the AMA, became available last week. One of the biggest items found to interfere with physician satisfaction is the current state of electronic medical records documentation.

Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

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.

Language Understanding Innovation Shows Value for Healthcare

Janet Dillione | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology
Janet Dillione

Things like tracking trends in patient care or shaping treatment decisions through better, real-time information cannot happen if we don't have meaningful data to analyze and drive informed decisions.

Front Range Hospitals Get Nod For Electronic Medical Records Efforts | 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...

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.