Healthcare IT

Penn Medicine Launches Initiative to Transform Electronic Health Record Systems

Doctors, nurses and clinical staff will lead efforts to transform the electronic health records at Penn Medicine, recognizing them as a tool just as important as scalpels to modern health care delivery. Newswise (PHILADELPHIA) Each year, advances make medical devices safer and propel the development of ever-more targeted drugs and precise surgeries. Digital health technology

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Why Is Providing Patients Access to Records So Challenging?

“Requesting medical records remains a complicated and burdensome process for patients despite policy efforts and regulation to make medical records more readily available to patients,” the researchers noted in the study.The study points to the need for privacy officers, records managers and others to educate hospital staff on what HIPAA requires and make sure that

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NHIT Week 2018: The Impact of Power Management on Healthcare IT Innovation

Healthcare IT professionals should take the necessary steps to re-create power management strategies that can support new technologies. The digital transformation of the healthcare industry has gained speed in recent years, extending beyond electronic medical records to encompass a complete revitalization of how the industry operates. From medical devices to tablets, digital technologies have slowly

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Free online consultation tool sees frequent, worldwide use by physicians

Over a roughly two-year period, Medscape Consult saw more than 310,000 physician users hailing from 171 different countries across the world. Many physicians of various ages and geographic locations are turning to online medical consultation tools as an additional resource when providing care, according to a recent investigation published in npj Digital Medicine.Conducted jointly by

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RMCHCS Hospital and Zoeticx Battles Addiction With High Tech Prescriptions

By David Dallago, former chairman of McKinley County Commission New Mexican organizations are combining new behavioral health with high tech and low-tech strategies to fight addiction across the Navajo reservation in Northern New Mexico.In addressing some of the root causes of these issues, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation introduced the Pathway’s Project, a four-year program that

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