Conditional unnecessity of head CT for whole-body CT of traffic accident victims: a pilot study - Azuma M, Nakada H, Kitatani K, Shinkawa N, Khant ZA, Ochiai H, Hirai T.
PURPOSE: To investigate whether head CT should be included in whole-body CT in road traffic accident victims. METHODS: A review of electronic medical records identified 124 patients (81 males, 43 females; age 4 to 92 years, mean 47.7 years) involved in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High numbers of Los Angeles patients complained about coughs as early as December, study says
The authors of the new report say electronic medical records suggest the possibility of a coronavirus transmission in California weeks before officials declared a pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

Portrait of a virus
(Harvard Medical School) Researchers create a centralized electronic medical records tool to gather, monitor, analyze clinical trends in COVID-19 across multiple countries. Proof-of-concept platform overcomes key hurdles of decentralized EMR systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparing ICD-10 Codes With Electronic Medical Records Among Patients With COVID-19 Symptoms
(JAMA Network) The goal of this study was to compare International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)   codes with manual electronic medical records review in capturing symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath (dyspnea) among patients being tested for SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Receipt of multiple outpatient opioid prescriptions is associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes in youth: opioid prescribing trends, individual characteristics, and outcomes from 2005 to 2016 - Pielech M, Kruger E, Rivers WE, Snow HE, Vowles KE.
Data on all outpatient opioid prescriptions (N = 71,647) to youth below age 21 (N = 42,020) from 2005 to 2016 were extracted from electronic medical records within a university hospital system in New Mexico (NM) as were demographic details and markers of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury Underrecognized in Hospitalized Children Acute Kidney Injury Underrecognized in Hospitalized Children
Acute kidney injury in hospitalized children is often underrecognized and commonly not followed up after discharge, according to a study of electronic medical records.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

UAB joins NIH consortium on genomics
UAB has joined a National Institutes of Health consortium that could help leaders better understand how to use genomic risk assessments, particularly for managing diseases.   UAB has joined the NIH Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network. The collaboration is possible thanks to a national $75 million funding provision over five years. The funding will establish four new clinical sites and five enhanced diversity clinica l sites around the nation, with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Improving timing of antibiotics in neonates with early onset sepsis - Quality improvement project
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Early onset sepsis (EOS) is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Timely administration of antibiotics is crucial in management. We initiated a quality improvement project to improve timely administration of antibiotics. METHOD(S): Primary drivers of change identified by the team were improving delivery of antibiotics from pharmacy and improving time to admit in the electronic medical record (EMR) in order to improve overall timeliness of antibiotics administration. Timings of antibiotics administration was tracked by using a control chart. Timings of antibiotics and outcomes of...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH funds centers to improve the role of genomics in assessing and managing disease risk
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) NHGRI announces the provision of $75 million in funding for the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network, which establish protocols and methodologies for improved genomic risk assessments for diverse populations and to integrate their use in clinical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nephrology Fellows Report Mixed Effects of EMR on Education, Time
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 -- Electronic medical records (EMRs) may contribute positively to the education of nephrology fellows, but time demands can reduce engagement in educational activities, according to a study published online June 23 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More evidence of no survival benefit in COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine
(Cell Press) A study of electronic medical records from US Veterans Health Administration medical centers has found that hydroxychloroquine -- with or without azithromycin -- did not reduce the risk of ventilation or death and was associated with longer length of hospital stay. This analysis, published June 5 in the journal Med, is the first in the US to report data on hydroxychloroquine outcomes for COVID-19 from a nationwide integrated health system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A clinical decision support system to help predict individual trauma patient outcome
(National Center for Trauma Medicine) Chinese researchers from The Trauma Center of Peking University People's Hospital and National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system. It was developed using a novel real-world evidence mining and evidence-based inference method, driven by improved information storage and electronic medical records. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better Electronic Medical Records Needed to Support COVID-19 Infection Control Better Electronic Medical Records Needed to Support COVID-19 Infection Control
Current electronic medical records are insufficient to support the work of infection preventionists during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to members of one hospital's infection-prevention program.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Helium Health closes $10m Series A, led by Dubai venture capital fund
The Nigerian startup offers a comprehensive suite of technology solutions, including electronic medical records and telemedicine, as well as administration and financial management. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Feeling the strain: what The Commonwealth Fund's 2019 international survey of general practitioners means for the UK
The Commonwealth Fund surveyed 13,200 primary care physicians across 11 countries between January and June 2019, including 1,001 GPs from the UK. In some aspects of care, the UK performs strongly and is an international leader. Almost all UK GPs surveyed use electronic medical records, and the use of data to review and improve care is relatively high. The survey also highlights areas of concern for the NHS. Just 6 per cent of UK GPs report feeling'extremely'or'very satisfied'with their workload – the lowest of any country surveyed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparisons of different classification algorithms while using text mining to screen psychiatric inpatients with suicidal behaviors - Zhu H, Xia X, Yao J, Fan H, Wang Q, Gao Q.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of methods based on text mining to screen suicidal behaviors according to chief complaint of the psychiatric inpatients. METHODS: Electronic Medical Records of inpatients with mental disorders were collected. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Can AI Really Distinguish Between Back Pain?
This study is important because artificial intelligence can potentially more accurately distinguish whether the pain is acute or chronic, which would determine whether a patient should return to normal activities quickly or rest and schedule follow-up visits with a physician. This study also has implications for diagnosis, treatment, and billing purposes in other musculoskeletal conditions, such as the knee, elbow, and shoulder pain, where the medical codes also do not differentiate by pain level and acuity."   (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - March 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

4 of 5 transgender youths want preferred names, pronouns in health records
According to a study, nearly 80 percent of transgender youth want electronic medical records to reflect their preferred names and pronouns -- which can affect the quality of care they receive. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Andrea Price, APN, Discusses Electronic Medical Records in CAR T-Cell Therapy
The associate director for clinical research at the Washington University School of Medicine spoke about the value and challenges of using EMRs in CAR T-cell therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrea Price, APN Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence can scan doctors' notes to distinguish between types of back pain
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have designed an artificial intelligence model that can determine whether lower back pain is acute or chronic by scouring doctors' notes within electronic medical records, an approach that can help to treat patients more accurately, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in February. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health providers urge federal delay of shared medical records
Two of Western New York ’s largest health care providers have joined a national coalition of providers in opposing a federal rule tied to how electronic patient data is shared between patients and health systems. Both Catholic Health and Buffalo Medical Group are among more than 60 organizations that signed onto a lette r from Epic CEO Judy Faulkner in opposition to a rule by the Department of Health and Human Services tied to sharing electronic medical records data between patients and health systems.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Scientists develop non-invasive method to predict onset of dementia
(Regenstrief Institute) Information gathered from routine visits to the doctor is enough to accurately predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, according to new research led by scientists from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University and Merck. The researchers developed and tested machine learning algorithms using data from electronic medical records to identify patients who may be at risk for developing the dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canadians seeing more doctors after hours but electronic medical-record use lags behind
Family doctors in Canada offer more weeknight and weekend appointments than doctors in other countries, but lag behind when it comes to using electronic medical records, a new survey suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

First of its kind electronic alert system prevents opioid misuse (video)
PRIMUM is Atrium Health's clinical decision support system used to address the patient safety issue involved with opioid prescriptions. The alert system, which is built into the hospital system's electronic medical records (EMR), accesses records across locations. The system gives prescribers real-time information to prevent high-risk prescriptions. Physicians are then able to better prescribe patients based off of these findings, ultimately reducing the number of opioids and benzodiazepines from … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

First of its kind electronic alert system prevents opioid misuse (video)
PRIMUM is Atrium Health's clinical decision support system used to address the patient safety issue involved with opioid prescriptions. The alert system, which is built into the hospital system's electronic medical records (EMR), accesses records across locations. The system gives prescribers real-time information to prevent high-risk prescriptions. Physicians are then able to better prescribe patients based off of these findings, ultimately reducing the number of opioids and benzodiazepines from … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Google's entry into the electronic medical records biz has put data of 50 million Americans at risk, whistleblower warns
(Natural News) One of the 250 or so people who was hired on by Google and a partner group known as Ascension to build an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven electronic medical records system has publicly come forward as a whistleblower to warn Americans that the world’s most popular search engine is planning to put their private... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance of concussion-related injuries using electronic medical records from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN): a proof-of-concept - Bang F, Ehsani B, McFaull S, Chang VC, Queenan J, Birtwhistle R, Do MT.
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies on traumatic brain injury trends in Canada have been restricted to hospitalization and emergency department visit data. However, many concussion patients may present first, or only, to family physicians. Therefore, the true b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The online health trends pharma should be tapping into
Each year digital folk all over the world look to the Internet Trends report, delivered by Bond Capital founder Mary Meeker, for a summary of the most important emerging online technologies and consumer behaviours.    The 2019 report underlines the strength of some trends familiar to pharma and points to some unsettling implications for the industry if it cannot respond appropriately. Along with some general online trends - the growing consumption of images and video, the rise of the podcast and the ongoing spread of Amazon Echo - the report highlights some important consumer healthcare trends.  Perhaps th...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

The online health trends pharma should be tapping into
Each year digital folk all over the world look to the Internet Trends report, delivered by Bond Capital founder Mary Meeker, for a summary of the most important emerging online technologies and consumer behaviours.    The 2019 report underlines the strength of some trends familiar to pharma and points to some unsettling implications for the industry if it cannot respond appropriately. Along with some general online trends - the growing consumption of images and video, the rise of the podcast and the ongoing spread of Amazon Echo - the report highlights some important consumer healthcare trends.  Perhaps th...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Every 15 Minutes, Someone In The US Dies Of A Drug-Resistant Superbug
(CNN) — Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to the landmark report. The report places five drug-resistant superbugs on the CDC’s “urgent threat” list — two more germs than were on the CDC’s list in 2013, the last time the agency issued a report on antibiotic resistance. Genetic research shows germs have become especially adep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Antibiotics Bacteria CNN Superbugs Source Type: news

Antibiotic-Resistant ‘ Superbugs ’ A Growing Health Crisis, New Report Finds
By Elizabeth Cohen and Nadia Kounang, CNN (CNN) — Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to the landmark report. The report places five drug-resistant superbugs on the CDC’s “urgent threat” list — two more germs than were on the CDC’s list in 2013, the last time the agency issued a report on antibiotic resistance. Gene...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Antibiotics CNN Source Type: news

Electronic Medical Records, Burnout, And “Man’s 4th Best Hospital”
" Man's 4th Best Hospital, " the sequel to " House of G-d, " nails much of what is wrong with American healthcare--too much screen time from EMRs and avarice from insurers. Burnout is rife. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

The documentation and characteristics of hospitalized IPV patients using electronic medical records data: a follow-up descriptive study - Kivel ä S, Leppäkoski T, Ruohoniemi J, Puolijoki H, Paavilainen E.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious health problem worldwide but is often not identified by health services. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of healthcare patients and documentation compared to the baseline study (2008-20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Most Patients With Access to Electronic Medical Records Not Using It Most Patients With Access to Electronic Medical Records Not Using It
Only about one in 10 discharged hospital patients given access to their electronic medical records go online to take a look, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Most patients with access to electronic medical records not using it
(Reuters Health) - Only about one in 10 discharged hospital patients given access to their electronic medical records go online to take a look, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fitbit Deal Helps Google Go Wrist-to-Wrist with Apple in Healthcare
It appears as if the rumors are true. Alphabet’s Google is indeed acquiring Fitbit in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. The transaction is slated to close in 2020 if Fitbit’s stockholders and regulators approve. The deal comes just a few days after Reuters reported Google made an offer to acquire the San Francisco-based company. The deal would also help Google more effectively compete with Apple in the wearable’s space – especially on the healthcare front. Fitbit is considered a pioneer in the wearables category by delivering innovative, affordable and en...
Source: MDDI - November 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology business intelligence grows in demand 3 reasons why growth in the mammography market will slow 4 key enterprise imaging takeaways from SIIM 2019 5 trends shaping the future of global ultrasound Handheld ultrasound market poised for next wave of growth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Risks of suicide attempts after prescription of zolpidem in people with depression: a nationwide population study in South Korea - Kim H, Kim Y, Myung W, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Lee U, Lee H, Jin Na E, Woo Choi K, Shin MH, Jin Jeon H.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between zolpidem prescription and suicide attempts in people with depression. METHOD: A nationwide, population-based electronic medical records database from the Health Insurance Review& Assessment servic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Patients Say Ask before Using Medical Records for Research
With electronic medical records creating an ideal source of data to inform quality care and new discovery, a key question emerges: How much say should patients have in how their data is used? A new study led by Michigan Medicine researchers finds that even when patients understand the overall benefit to society, they still want to be able to give consent at least once before their de-identified data is used for research. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Half of content in physicians ’ notes may be inaccurate, study finds
This study has some limitations. The study ’s observers tracked nine emergency department physicians at two institutions. Also, the observers, who were not physicians, may have missed some details that other doctors might have noticed, and may not have witnessed some interactions between doctors and their patients.IMPACTThe findings suggest a need to change how records are kept because electronic medical records are used to inform decisions about patient care and to generate bills, according to the study ’s authors. The changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ documentation and billing r...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Responses of staff nurses to an EMR-based clinical decision support service for predicting inpatient fall risk - Cho I, Jin I.
Wide spread of electronic medical records provide an opportunity to use time-variant longuitudinal data near real time. Hospital nurses would benefit greatly from the ability to use such data to predict adverse event risks of individual patient. We have de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Close encounters of the US kind: illness and injury among US athletes at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games - Nabhan D, Windt J, Taylor D, Moreau W.
AIM: To describe injury and illness incidence during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (WOG) by Team USA. METHODS: A descriptive observational study. We used registered Team USA Olympic athletes' electronic medical records to review preparticipation he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neuronetics(R) Launches TrakStar(R) Plus Patient Data Management System to Maximize Physician Time with Patients
Enhanced software efficiencies include user-friendly mobile interface and data export to electronic medical records capability MALVERN, Pa., July 29, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Neuronetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STIM), the developer of N... Devices, Neurology, Product Launch Neuronetics, NeuroStar, Major Depressive Disorder, TrakStar Plus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cameron Sees No Need for National Mesothelioma Registry
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Cameron, a longtime leader in the fight against pleural mesothelioma cancer, believes there is no benefit to establishing a government-funded national registry for the disease. While many of his colleagues support the idea of creating the first National Mesothelioma Registry, Cameron feels the time, effort and money spent would be better used elsewhere in helping patients. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is currently conducting a National Mesothelioma Registry feasibility study for this rare and aggressive cancer. As part of that feasibility study, NIOSH opened a public ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 25, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Partner Locally or Fail Repeatedly
By Richard Stanley, Senior Product Manager, Digital Health ; UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL)July 19, 2019The technical nature of international development work means that to get ahead, there is a pressure to specialize. Many staff become experts within silos without always enjoying the benefits of trying something new through immersion in other spheres of development work.That can particularly true within the emerging field of public-sector technology innovation. Familiarity with the methods of dot.coms is important, but are there blind spots for the insights of those who spent time carrying out actual development ...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Digital Health Technology Source Type: news

Corrigendum to 'Predicting burn patient mortality with electronic medical records' [Surgery 164 (2018) 839-847] - Cheung M, Cobb AN, Kuo PC.
The authors regret to have to issue the following changes to Table 2 in order to optimally protect the privacy of the data sources within the State Inpatient Databases: all values that are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effective EMR usage can save time and effort
Some in the national medical community are calling for revamps to electronic medical records systems, but local advocates say some simple adaptations could fix a lot of the issues. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Your Facebook Profile Can Indicate If You Have A Medical Condition, Study Finds
(CNN) — Your social media could reveal a lot more about you than you think. Say, for example, whether you have a medical condition. In a new study, researchers were able to predict 21 types of medical conditions — ranging from pregnancy to skin disorders — by analyzing people’s Facebook profiles. Facebook status updates were “particularly effective at predicting diabetes and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and psychoses,” the study found. The study will be published June 19 in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published since 2006 “Peop...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Facebook Source Type: news

Electronic medical records fail again, as 12 million patient records at Quest Diagnostics get hacked
(Natural News) Another major data breach has once again demonstrated that the widespread adoption of digital records storage systems has made patient privacy more vulnerable than ever before. This time it involves patients who have gotten blood tests through Quest Diagnostics, where nearly 12 million patient records were recently hacked, according to reports. One of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your (500) Physician(s) Will See You Now
The day of solo practitioners is coming to an end. Mega practices are becoming the norm in American medical care. There are lots of factors promoting these changes - reimbursement models, electronic medical records, work-life balance and price negotiation. Its unlikely this trend will reverse course (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news