Clinicians who deal with the unique needs of transgender patients should use electronic health records differently than they do for non-transgendered patients, according to a recent perspective piece by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) EHR Workgroup published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association . read more
FDA Device Surveillance to Tap Phone App The FDA will overhaul its FDA Adverse Event Reporting System in part by launching a smartphone app for streamlined adverse event reporting by physicians. Electronic health records key to patient care quality improvement In England, a survey of physicians reveals that 94 percent believe that patients should have at least some access to their electronic medical records while only 34 percent think that patients should have full access to the records
Electronic health records have proven very useful to Canadian physicians in community-based care, helping them to reap more than $1.3 billion in benefits since 2006, according to a new report by PwC. read more
Just like everybody else, doctors spend too much time behind computers–and not enough time at patients’ bedsides–according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published this week in the Journal of General Internal Medicine .
The Colorado Beacon Consortium made gains in quality improvement as physician practices adopted electronic health records and joined a health information exchange known as Quality Health Network (QHN), according to a case study published by The Commonwealth Fund. read more
The following is a guest post by Michael Gleeson, Senior VP of Product Strategy for Arcadia Solutions. Michael Gleeson Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have a reputation for slowing down practices and increasing time, cost and overall productivity of a physician’s office or hospital system.
Mining Electronic Health Records Reveals Clues Of Harmful Drug Reactions Researchers at Stanford University, using sophisticated analytics and EHR data looking back 15 years, were able to clearly substantiate harmful drug side effects years before an alert was issued from the FDA. Researchers conclude that data analytics will be a powerful compliment to the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System. NYeC Asks New Yorkers to Help Shape State’s Healthcare Future – Vote on Patient Portal for New Yorkers Prototypes The New York eHealth Collaborative is turning to state residents to select its final patient portal design
According to a recently published document in the Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a rule that would extend a regulation that allows hospitals to donate electronic health records (EHRs) to physicians until 2016. The rule is an exception to a federal law that prohibits payments of particular services that are meant to encourage a referral back to the hospital
Administration pushes toward electronic medical records CMS and OIG both propose rules extending the safe harbor exceptions of both the Stark Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Law that are set to expire on December 31, 2013. The laws would otherwise prevent hospitals and health systems from subsidizing EHRs for practices that refer patients to the organization
MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, announced today that the State of Mississippi Medicaid has selected MedeAnalytics’ Accountable Care Solution to empower the next generation of the state’s Medicaid Electronic Health Records System application.