Category: Electronic Health Records

How Fast Can A New Internet Standard For Sharing Patient Data Catch Fire?

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Medical professionals have been storing personal health information in electronic form for more than a decade, but it is cumbersome for patients to gather disparate computer and paper records scattered across doctors’ offices, hospitals and medical labs. Wouldn’t life be easier if you could view your full medical history with a few taps on your ….  Read More

A Reality Check On Artificial Intelligence: Are Health Care Claims Overblown?

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Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make radiologists obsolete. “There’s nothing that I’ve seen in my 30-plus years studying medicine that could ….  Read More

Electronic Health Records Creating A ‘New Era’ Of Health Care Fraud

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The federal government funneled billions in subsidies to software vendors who overstated or deceived the government about what their products could do, according to whistleblowers. This story also ran on Fortune. This story can be republished for free (details). Derek Lewis was working as an electronic health records specialist for the nation’s largest hospital chain ….  Read More

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk

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Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News and Erika Fry, Fortune In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., to discuss potential dangers of an Obama White House plan to spend billions of tax dollars computerizing medical records. The health data geeks trusted that transitioning ….  Read More

Startup Seeks To Hold Doctors, Hospitals Accountable On Patient Record Requests

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Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). When Kelly Shanahan had her OB-GYN practice in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., she was meticulous about providing medical records promptly to all patients who requested them, she said. But since being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2013, an event that forced her into ….  Read More