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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Numera, a Seattle-based developer of telehealth solutions designed to improve care management and outcomes for people living at home with chronic conditions, is lending its expertise to a new telehealth project in England.
August 31, 2011
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A new survey on protected health information (PHI) privacy breaches found that 70 percent of the participants had suffered one or more breaches within the last 12 months.
August 30, 2011
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A new cloud-based electronic health record is expected to make its debut in the EHR market this fall. Developed by Miami-based CareCloud, the EHR is in beta, according to the company's executive vice president Richard Lopez del Rincon, who anticipates taking clients live Oct. 1.
August 30, 2011
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Prognosis Health Information Systems has announced its acquisition of Springfield, Mo.-based Creative Healthcare Systems, which develops MedGenix, a financial management and patient accounting system.
August 30, 2011
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The IntelliVue MX40 is designed to help clinicians monitor ambulatory patients in the hospital setting, and to keep track of vital signs during patient transports.
August 30, 2011
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to make its open source agent operational and make available the software code of various applications in the electronic health records of VA and the Defense Department.
August 29, 2011
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athenahealth announced Monday it will launch the Patient-Centered Medical Home Accelerator Program, which aims to assist primary care physician groups in meeting the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s newest PCMH recognition standards.
August 29, 2011
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National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, urged an audience at the annual Allscripts Client Experience Conference Monday morning to pick a health problem - stroke or heart attack, for example - and "knock the heck out of it."
August 29, 2011
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North Carolina employers have a chance to help improve patient care and save healthcare costs thanks to First in Health, a public-private partnership that will make it possible for them to tap into an IT-supported medical home created for Medicaid recipients.
August 29, 2011
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In this story from last fall, United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin explained how the destruction wrought by Hurricanes George and Katrina inspired her rural Gulf Coast clinic to finally switch from paper to electronic records.
August 26, 2011
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As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of hospitals in low-lying sections of Manhattan in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's landfall, North Shore-LIJ health system began removal of patients from two of its hospitals and set up an emergency command center.
August 26, 2011
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Aiming to single out high-potential health IT startups and help enable their "rapid development and growth," Healthbox is a new accelerator program that offers support for seed-stage companies that can chart the "complex transition into the digital age."
August 26, 2011
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