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Portals, Skype, and wearables: What primary care should look like

At your last doctor’s appointment, you may have noticed that the experience hasn’t really changed over the last few decades. In fact, with doctors constantly typing and clicking, it may have actually gotten worse.<p>In general, scheduling is difficult, signing in feels eerily similar to filling out …

9 questions about the Israel-Palestine conflict you were too embarrassed to ask

Everyone has heard of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Everyone knows it's bad, that it's been going on for a long time, and that there is a lot of hatred on both sides.<p>But you may find yourself less clear on the hows and the whys of the conflict. Why, for example, did Israel invade the Palestinian …

Some states lag in using electronic health records

Less than a decade ago, nine out of 10 U.S. doctors updated their patients' records by hand and stored them in color-coded files. Today, nearly half of all office-based physicians type their clinical notes into computers and maintain electronic files that include patients' demographic information, …

Global Market for Electronic Health Records (EHR) Expected to Reach $22.3 Billion by the end of 2015, According to Accenture | Accenture Newsroom

<b>Global Market for Electronic Health Records (EHR) Expected to Reach $22.3 Billion by the end of 2015, According to Accenture</b> <br>U.S. market projected to …

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Ballad Health

<b>Dickenson Community Hospital</b><br>Clintwood, VA<p>Dickenson Community Hospital, located in Clintwood, Virginia, is licensed for 25-beds but operates as a …

VA Is Competing for the Pentagon’s Electronic Health Record Contract

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to enter its next generation electronic health record into the competition for the Defense Department’s EHR …

Physician adoption of EHRs up 10% | FierceHealthcare

Electronic health record use continues to rise, increasing 10.7 percent from last year and bringing EHR adoption to 61 percent of physicians overall, …

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Defense Health Agency to Procure $1.5B Electronic Health Record System

The Defense Department‘s health services provider plans procure a $1.5 billion electronic health record system and plans to fully deploy the EHR in …

EHRs may help save lives from sepsis

Here's another reason why those multi-million dollar electronic health record systems might be finally paying off, in terms of lives potentially …

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Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria; Interoperability Updates and Regulatory Improvements; Correction

Start Preamble<p>AGENCY:<p>Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human …

Pentagon Pegs Cost of New Electronic Health Record at $1.5 Billion

The Pentagon plans to spend $1.5 billion procuring a new, commercial electronic health record system from 2017 through 2019, new budget documents …

Electronic Health Records - Expensive, Disruptive And Here To Stay

Physicians have more to do these days and it has nothing to do with treating patients. Although staff shortages and increasing need for care are time consuming for providers and add responsibilities, the real culprit of lost work time, especially for Emergency Room physicians, is electronic health …

Patients need access and understanding of their electronic health records

By accessing the same services as their GP, patients can participate more actively in the care they receive, argues Dr Amir Hannan<p>The NHS needs to change. As the costs of healthcare escalate, huge efficiency savings need to be found through improvements in quality and productivity with the …

Why Did the Electronic Health Record Office Suddenly Disappear?

After launching with much fanfare in 2009, the interagency program office charged with developing an integrated electronic health record for the …

More than Half of Doctors Now Use Electronic Health Records Thanks to Administration Policies

The Obama Administration has made improving the quality and efficiency of the health care system a priority. Already we have put in place new payment and care models that reward doctors and hospitals for providing high quality and efficient care to their patients. We are working with hospitals to …

Survey: Electronic Health Records Incentive Program Is on Track

<i>Ed. note: This is cross-posted from The Health Care Blog. See the original post here.</i><p>We continue to see progress in improving the nation’s health care system, and a key tool to helping achieve that goal is the increased use of electronic health records by the nation’s doctors, hospitals, and other …