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Medical records- Fees and challenges associated with patients’ access

What GAO FoundAvailable information suggests that the fees charged for accessing medical records can vary depending on the type of request and the state in which the request is made. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations, providers are authorized to charge a reasonable, cost-based fee when

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How Augmented Reality Can Help Doctors And Patients

Realizing the great value of AR for in-patients and health professionals, we list some of the features that augmented reality apps for hospital care can include.Having first appeared in the entertainment industry, augmented reality had its potential underestimated by other sectors for a long time. However, letting the ideas that started out as some sort

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The ABC Of Physician Engagement And Why Point-Of-Care Support Is Needed For Physicians

In January 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services set a goal to tie 50 percent of the Medicare payments to value or quality by 2018. This transition has put physicians on the frontlines of healthcare, as they play a major role in the value-based roadmap of an organization.However, on the downside, this shift

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How Apple’s Health Records could reshape patient engagement

Dignity Health’s chief digital officer explains why he thinks Apple can succeed for population health and precision medicine efforts where other PHR launches have not. As a longtime collaborator with Apple since before it even beta-tested its Health Records project, live now at 39 hospitals San Francisco-based Dignity Health is in sync with the iPhone

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SCI Solutions Acquires DatStat to Lead Digital Patient Engagement

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SCI Solutions (SCI), a leading patient access and care coordination software company, today announced it has acquired DatStat, a leading provider of patient engagement and digital health tools. The combination of SCIs market-leading patient scheduling, referral management and revenue cycle software with DatStats digital self-service tools for pre-visit preparation, secure messaging, visit summaries and

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PatientCV Shows Doctors How Proactive Patients Are

The Medical Futurist reached out to the idea initiator, @betabetic or Lindsay Fallow, a software developer turned science journalist; who is coping with multiple endocrine problems including adrenal insufficiency and a type-1 variant diabetes, plus severe asthma and gastric issues. That means she needs to have some of her hydration and nutrition through a central

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Doctors and patients harnessing the healing power of stories

“What patients bring to their clinicians is their stories,” writes behavioural scientist Thomas Egnew. It is through these stories that clinicians try to understand and treat patients’ health. In his article published in Annals of Family Medicine, the author highlights the importance of “narrative medicine” in managing patient suffering resulting from the travails of chronic

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