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According to a 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM), entitled “Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care,” some studies indicate that electronic health records (EHRs) lead to “improvements in patient safety, while other studies find no effect.” Well, this is what you need to know: EHR vendors absolutely contribute […]

It’s back to school time, which, among other things, means throwing together lunches five days a week that your kids will actually eat. Ideally, these lunches not only have to taste good, but also provide real nutrition to help your kids learn and grow. Much research has been conducted on nutrition and its relationship to […]

Did you know that the earliest May Day celebrations date back to the pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. Well I didn’t, but if Wikipedia says it then it must be true, right? If you’re interested the full article is here .  Of course, the purpose of this article is to highlight EHR and HIT News for May 1st.

A new article series presented by CTS, a publisher of medical software reviews and evaluation tools, explores some of the significant medical practice management challenges related to EMR / EHR software. Written by medical software expert and CTS President, Sheldon Needle, the series sheds light on problems associated with managing patient data electronically and how physicians and other healthcare professionals can avoid common technology traps

The following is a guest post by Daniel Goldberg, CEO of Gold Medical Marketing By now, most physicians have at least begun the process of cleansing their offices of bulky patient charts and opted for the less cumbersome EHR / EMR systems.  Regardless of the system you are using, EMR data may hold a value that is far less obvious than just convenience. EMR contains a wealth of demographic information about patient bases

Improving Patient Outcomes with Real-Time Decision Support and Analytics in the “Connected Home” By Fauzia Khan, MD, FCAP Over the past decade, technology innovations have continually pushed the boundaries in the healthcare industry. Patient information in the hospital and ambulatory settings is now easily accessible through EHR/PHR systems and sophisticated Health Information Exchanges (HIE)

Note – while I was flying to Los Angeles to be with my father , I wrote the Tuesday-Thursday blog posts which will be automatically published this week.    I’m focused on his care now and will return to writing in real time once his needs have been met

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