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By Jessica Davis 09:15 am December 22, 2015
One-third of chronic condition patients who exchanged emails with their care providers said the communication improved their care, a recent Kaiser Permanente study published in The American Journal of Managed Care shows.
By Jessica Davis 10:47 am December 04, 2015
An international group of scientists is calling for a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome, stating it would be "irresponsible to proceed" without a broad societal consensus about the appropriateness.
Alarm signal
By Bernie Monegain 05:32 am September 23, 2015
Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error -- an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis -- in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
Jon White
By Mike Miliard 06:45 pm April 14, 2015
Jon White, MD, acting deputy national coordinator for health IT, has been coming to the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition since 2004. Back then, the Office of the National Coordinator didn't even yet exist.
By Erin McCann 02:24 pm December 12, 2014
It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Senate hearing July 17, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward on how to solve the...
By Mike Miliard 09:55 am November 24, 2014
As debate swirls about a recent Institute of Medicine report suggesting that electronic health records collect more non-clinical patient data for population health research, a new poll suggest patients are mostly willing to offer access to anonymized health information -- but only to an extent.
Computers and code
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am November 14, 2014
The Institute of Medicine has issued a new report calling for standardized social and behavioral data to be included in electronic health records. That may be good for population health research, but could be unwelcome news for system developers, and for physicians who already complain that EHRs are burdensome and distract from care delivery.
By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm August 27, 2014
Patient safety has received more attention than usual recently -- with a new survey by The Leapfrog Group, a Senate inquiry, articles in the consumer media and our own cover story this month.
By Neil Versel 02:52 pm August 27, 2014
With Stage 2 of a planned three stages just barely underway, it probably is too soon to assess the overall effect of the $27 billion federal EHR incentive program known as meaningful use.
By Neil Versel 02:49 pm August 27, 2014
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