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Protecting Your Electronic Health Records
MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 -- An electronic health record, or EHR, is the digital version of the paper records documenting your health care. These online records are an advance in health management in many ways. These records mean fewer and shorter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eye Docs Adopt EHRs Despite Reservations (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Electronic records seen as impairing productivity -- but usage increases anyway (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Australia Moves Closer to Nationwide Electronic Health Record as Nation ’s Leading Pathology Laboratories Join Initiative
Doctors’ advocacy organization praises potential of ‘My Health Record’ but voices concerns about functionality, interoperability, and added burden placed on providers Australia’s goal of implementing a nationwide electronic health record (EHR) system received a major boost when the country’s largest pathology laboratories signed agreements with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to join the project. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 12, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Australian Clinical Labs Australian Digital Health Agency A Source Type: news

Health-care utilization patterns of maltreated youth - Karatekin C, Almy B, Mason SM, Borowsky I, Barnes A.
To examine in detail the health-care utilization patterns of maltreated children, we studied electronic health records (EHRs) of children assigned maltreatment-related codes in a large medical system. We compared youth with maltreatment-related diagnoses (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sixteen Pages and No Info to Help Physicians
(MedPage Today) -- Pitfalls of EHRs versus the joys of pen and paper (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Machine-learning model helps detect diabetic patients at risk for kidney damage
In this study, the company reported that the algorithm identified 45% of patients who experienced significant kidney damage within one year – 25% more patients than commonly-used clinical tools would have detected, according to Medial EarlySign. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Machine-learning model helps detect diabetic patients at risk for kidney damage appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Hospital Care mHealth (Mobile Health) Software / IT medialearlysign Source Type: news

Risky Antipsychotic Drugs Still Overprescribed In Nursing Homes
Too many people with dementia are being given sedating drugs to make them easier to handle in understaffed facilities, a new study finds, despite federal warnings to stop the practice.(Image credit: Bruno Ehrs/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ina Jaffe Source Type: news

7th Annual OSEHRA Open Source Summit
July 18-20, 2018; Washington, DC.(Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EHRs Pushing Docs Out
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Open Access References: Winter ’ 18
Please alert us to open access references we can share with members.  Include a citation and/or a link that anyone can access. Patient-Centered Care In Cancer. Patient-centered care is about more than you may think! Cure. Brenda Denzler. Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities. Jie Chen, C. Daniel Mullins, Priscilla Novak, Stephen B. Thomas. Health Education and Behavior, 2016. Recommended by Dave deBronkart. Designing culturally-sensitive personalized interventions is essential to sustain patients’ involvement in their treatment, and encourage p...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Winter ‘18
NEW MEMBERS: Winter ’18 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) Daniel Warren (Rik), initial member of Sensogram Technologies business team. Responsibilities include evangelism, channel development and management.  The technology continually reads and wirelessly reports vital signs in a variety of wearable form factors. Complementing this are solutions serving those with higher fall risk. Brian Eastwood, a research analyst, with a background in writing, editing, and public speaking experience. Brian joined the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Particip...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

HCI acquisition will grant access to new market
The HCI Group, a Jacksonville-based global health care IT consulting firm, has acquired Infinity HIT in an effort to access new clients. Infinity HIT is a Meditech ready partner, meaning it works with the third largest software vendor of Electronic Health Records (EHR). "Our access to that client base has been lacking," HCI CEO Ricky Caplin told the Business Journal. Meditech works with a large number of rural and small hospital s, a client base HCI has not specifically targeted before. "It… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Robinson Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities That Use Electronic Health Records, by Community Bed Size — United States, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities That Use Electronic Health Records, by Community Bed Size - United States, 2016
In 2016, one fourth (26%) of residential care communities used electronic health records (EHRs). The percentage of communities that used EHRs increased with community bed size. The percentage was 12% in communities with 4-10 beds, 28% with 11-25 beds, 35% with 26-50 beds, 43% with 51-100 beds, and 50% with>100 beds using EHRs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Google claims new AI-powered EHR tech can predict hospital patient outcomes, including death
Artificial intelligence researchers at Google (NSDQ:GOOG) claim they have used new software to more accurately predict hospital patient outcomes, including death, discharge and readmission, than is currently possible with existing software, according to a Quartz report. In the newly released, non-peer-reviewed research paper, study investigators at the tech giant used de-identified data from collected from 216,221 patients over 11 years from both the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medicine hospital to create a system looking to predict medical outcomes for hosp...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records Hospital Care Software / IT google Source Type: news

Apple continues its foray into healthcare, puts select EHR data on iPhone devices
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) said this week it is introducing a feature allowing customers to obtain, view and keep medical records on their iPhones, continuing the company’s experimentation into the healthcare market. Electronic health records will be available within the company’s Health application, with 12 different healthcare organizations already agreeing to make their records available to current customers. Records viewable on the mobile devices were created based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standards, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company said. Medical data stored on iPhone devices are en...
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Apple Source Type: news

Digital health Twitter weighs in on Apple PHR news
Yesterday, Apple made a big, long-awaited announcement in healthcare: the company is entering the personal health record space with Apple Health, a new feature that will interface with EHRs at 12 hospitals.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New Tool Improves Hypertension Detection in Children New Tool Improves Hypertension Detection in Children
According to a new study, linking a clinical decision support tool to electronic health records increased hypertension detection and management in children and adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Morning Break: iPhones and EHRs; Hospital Mergers Doomed; Amphibious Limbs
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Five Ways Healthcare IT Hurts Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, on the pitfalls of EHRs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

TriNetX buffs Sanofi's digital trials and other digital health deals
Sanofi has found yet another partner to help digitize its clinical trial processes. In a statement, TriNetX announced that it will be assisting the pharmaceutical company by using patient EHRs to optimize recruitment, streamline trial investigators ’ workflows, and otherwise impact the design of investigational drug trials. Sanofi has made similar arrangements to bolster its clinical trials with Science 37 and Evidation in March and July of last year, respectively. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Linking Data From Health Surveys and Electronic Health Records: A Demonstration Project in Two Chicago Health Center Clinics
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nashville's fifth-largest private company buys Wisconsin health-tech firm
Change Healthcare has bought Madison, Wisconsin-based National Decision Support Co., the health care giant announced on Thursday. National Decision Support Co. provides medical guidelines at the point of care through a provider's electronic health record system.  In a news release, Change President and CEO Neil de Crescenzo said the deal expands the company’s product offerings, adding value for customers. Change is Nashv ille’s fifth-largest private company, according to Nashville Business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Linking Data From Health Surveys and Electronic Health Records: A Demonstration Project in Two Chicago Health Center Clinics
Study assesses whether data from self-administered surveys could be collected electronically from patients in urban, primary-care, safety-net clinics and subsequently linked and compared with the same patients'electronic health records (EHRs). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows doctors record better notes after using best-practices program
FINDINGSThe quality and efficiency of notes doctors took about their patients improved when they received education and guidelines that emphasized best practices. In a study led by UCLA researchers, physicians were instructed to document only what was relevant for that day and were discouraged from using some common tools that are intended to make note-taking more efficient. During the study period, physicians produced shorter, higher quality notes and completed the notes earlier in the day. By limiting the efficiency tools, note writing actually became more efficient.BACKGROUNDThe widespread adoption of electronic health ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Conversation with Marty Fattig
Discussion includes electronic health records and the use of technology to improve rural healthcare, the work being done by the Nemaha County Hospital, and the value of small, rural hospitals' flexibility, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UCLA School of Dentistry receives $1.5 million for community-based education
The UCLA School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from the state ’s largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of California, to support launching a community-based clinical education program. The award, which will support UCLA student dentists to care for some of the most vulnerable patients in California, is the largest that Delta Dental has ever given a dental school.Many Californians face inadequate access to oral health care services for many reasons. The biggest challenges are the uneven distribution of providers, underfunded public health programs, lack of understanding of the importance of or...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Electronic Health Records
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 01/04/2018 This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides a list of resources that include guidance and lessons learned specific to electronic health records (EHR). Resources are in topics that include Lessons Learned: Earthquakes; Lessons Learned: General; Lessons Learned: Hurricanes; Lessons Learned: Infectious Disease; Lessons Learned: Information Technology Failure/Cyberattack; Lessons Learned: Tornadoes; and Plans, Tools, and Templates. (Text) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Once valued at up to $1.5 billion, S.F. health startup sells for fire sale price of $100 million
Practice Fusion, a San Francisco health records startup that was once expected to go public at a valuation of about $1.5 billion, will be acquired by Chicago-based Allscripts for $100 million in cash, the companies said this week. The companies expect to close the deal in the first quarter of 2018. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to tap into the 30,000 ambulatory physician practices using Practice Fusion as their electronic health records system, the companies said. The move comes months… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Electronic Health Records
Resources on EHR use, guidance, and lessons learned in disaster situations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Once valued at up to $1.5 billion, S.F. health startup sells for fire sale price of $100 million
Practice Fusion, a San Francisco health records startup that was once expected to go public at a valuation of about $1.5 billion, will be acquired by Chicago-based Allscripts for $100 million in cash, the companies said this week. The companies expect to close the deal in the first quarter of 2018. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to tap into the 30,000 ambulatory physician practices using Practice Fusion as their electronic health records system, the companies said. The move comes months… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Researchers receive $2.8 million to repurpose FDA-approved drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's disease. The award enables the researchers to develop computer algorithms that search existing drug databases, and to test the most promising drug candidates using patient electronic health records and Alzheimer's disease mouse models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Associations of neighbourhood crime with adverse pregnancy outcomes among women in Chicago: analysis of electronic health records from 2009 to 2013 - Mayne SL, Pool LR, Grobman WA, Kershaw KN.
BACKGROUND: Adverse pregnancy outcomes are associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk among mothers and future health problems of offspring. Neighbourhood crime may contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes by increasing chronic stress, yet the asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Optimizing EHRs for PAs: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, uncertainty for health plans this year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Open Call SC1-DTH-08-2018: Prototyping a European interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchange
Large amounts of valuable health data are generated and collected during and between citizens' medical examinations across Europe. However, opportunities to reuse these data for research and better healthcare are often missed because health data continue to be confined in data silos, often not matching semantic standards, quality needs and safe data exchange techniques. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

iKnowMed EHR and iKnowMed Generation 2 EHR Receive 2015 ONC-ACB Certification
The Woodlands, Texas (January 5, 2018)  — McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader in services and technologies that advance community-based healthcare, announced that iKnowMedSM electronic health record (EHR) (version 6.8) and iKnowMed Generation 2 EHR (version 3.0) have received ONC-ACB 2015 E... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - January 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Dynamic Electronic Health Record Note Prototype Dynamic Electronic Health Record Note Prototype
The authors demonstrate the superiority of a novel note design for faster, more accurate reviewing of information needed for ambulatory chronic disease care.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

EHRs Still Have a Ways to Go
While progress has been made, we still have a very long way to go to achieve the dream of EHRs and other health IT. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Source Type: news

HHS agency announces patient-reported outcome-focused competition
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) at HHS announced that will be conducting a challenge competition this fall focused on developing new tools focused on patient-reported outcome (PRO) data. Specifically, the agency hopes to find user-friendly tools that will better enable collection of the data, as well as its integration into EHRs or other health IT products. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Adoption of Electronic Health Records and Perceptions of Financial and Clinical Outcomes Among Ophthalmologists in the United States
Open access article inJAMA Ophthalmology describes EHR adoption among ophthalmologists in the US and their perception of productivity following implementation. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fast-growing Tampa health tech company makes a deal to help independent doctors
DAS Health says its latest acquisition will help a shrinking pool of independent physicians continue to practice on their own. DAS, a health technology company based in Tampa, bought Integra I.T. Solutions in Las Vegas, in a deal that DAS said broadens its electronic health record services and technology products, while also enhancing customer support and care. The deal was announced Tuesday; financial terms were not disc losed. The expanded company now serves nearly 2,000 clinicians and more than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Notice of an Upcoming Challenge Competition
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct a Challenge Competition in Fall 2018 to develop user-friendly technical tools to collect and integrate patient-reported outcome data in electronic health records or other health information technology products. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists Increasingly Dissatisfied with Electronic Health Records
Ophthalmologists' use of electronic health records (EHR) systems for storing and accessing patients' medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity following EHR implementation declined, a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology shows. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

More Ophthalmologists Are Using EHRs But Reviews Are Mixed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Little enthusiasm for electronic records, but most wouldn't go back to paper (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Ophthalmologists Using EHRs, but Say Productivity Is Down More Ophthalmologists Using EHRs, but Say Productivity Is Down
Most ophthalmologists surveyed said they have adopted an EHR, but a majority also perceived drops in productivity and increases in costs as a result.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists report increased use of electronic health records but decreased productivity as a result
(JAMA Network) Most ophthalmologists in a survey reported using electronic health records (EHRs) but thought that EHR use decreased their productivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists increasingly dissatisfied with electronic health records
(University of California - Davis Health System) Ophthalmologists' use of electronic health records (EHR) systems for storing and accessing patients' medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity following EHR implementation declined, a study published today in JAMA Ophthalmology shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving Patient Care Through Safe Health IT (2017)
This report from a December 2016 meeting focused on EHRs can affect patient safety, while rejecting their use can result in patient harm. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EHR Systems Continue to Cause Burnout, Physician Dissatisfaction, and Decreased Face-to-Face Patient Care
New study published in the Annals of Family Medicine (AFM) indicates that despite efforts to improve EHR usability and efficiency, primary care physicians continue to spend more than 50% of their workdays on computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and other clerical tasks instead of engaging in direct patient care Do electronic health record (EHR) systems […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing AMA american medical association anatomic pathology Brian G Arndt MD Christine A Si Source Type: news