Category: 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

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

Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue?

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Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Now that it’s upending the way you play music, cook, shop, hear the news and check the weather, the friendly voice emanating from your Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker is poised to wriggle its way into all things health care. Amazon has big ambitions for ….  Read More