Electronic Health Records

An electronic health record (EHR) stores all of an individual patient's information in electronic format. The record is maintained by the provider over time and may include the patient's medical history, current medications, demographics, doctor's notes and other important administrative information. Issues concerning EHRs include data exchange, privacy and security, and patient consent. The final rule for Meaningful Use, released on July 13, 2010, allows hospitals to qualify for thousands of dollars in stimulus funding for the adoption of electronic health records.

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With its recent release of new hospital hardware and software, JAOtech believes hospital patients and staff will have higher-quality access to the Internet, electronic medical records, and an array of education and entertainment tools.
July 18, 2011
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Microsoft has announced that people using the Google Health service – scheduled to close on Jan. 1, 2012 – can transfer personal health information stored in a Google Health profile to a Microsoft HealthVault account using the Direct Project messaging protocols.
July 18, 2011
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A new whitepaper from GE Healthcare IT highlights the crucial role technology must play in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which affect 1.7 million inpatients each year and are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
July 15, 2011
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The Affordable Care Act is placing a huge emphasis on the forward progress of delivery models that save lives, improve care and cut costs. One such model is the patient-centered medical home. Experts say it's a model that works.
July 15, 2011
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Legislation was introduced this week by four congressmen seeking to ensure that multi-campus hospitals receive their health IT incentives fairly.
July 14, 2011
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In its 13th year, the Most Wired hospitals and health systems list, put out by Hospitals & Health Networks, seems to have upped its value as an indicator of hospital care, rather than just a marketing tool.
July 14, 2011
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Nuance Communications has announced its acquisition of Webmedx, the Atlanta-based transcription services provider. Officials say the deal will strengthen Nuance Transcription Services, and that Webmedx's natural language processing-driven Quality Analytics application will enhance Nuance's clinical language understanding technology.
July 14, 2011
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HealthInsight, a Salt Lake City-based non-profit, announced Thursday that it will launch a health information exchange in Nevada. HealthInsight is a regional extension center and an ONC Beacon Community.
July 14, 2011
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The Cambridge, Mass.-based online physician network has introduced a platform that enables physicians to seek medical advice in real-time, through their smartphones, and includes the ability to download a photograph.
July 14, 2011
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The federal Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that was announced last May is asking too much of providers, too soon, according to Brian Yeaman, chief medical information officer of Oklahoma-based Normal Regional Health System.
July 13, 2011
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) has launched an emergency room education campaign, incorporating Google Maps to make it easier for consumers to find and use retail health clinics and urgent care centers for non-emergency conditions.
July 13, 2011
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MedQuist, a provider of integrated clinical documentation solutions for healthcare, has announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based speech recognition technology developer M*Modal for $130 million.
July 12, 2011
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