An Appropriate Use of Copy Forward, with a Caveat

In a June print story on bad documentation practices in electronic health records, Stephen Levinson, MD, warns against poorly designed systems that encourage busy physicians to copy old information forward with a single click, speeding them past performing and documenting care. Copying forward a previous review of systems without reviewing changes in the patient’s status, for example, is noncompliant and potentially fraudulent,...

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Google Health Launch Just “the Beginning”

Google Health, which previewed in February (see the June print story “The Great PHRontier”), went live with relatively little fanfare on May 19. The launch doesn’t mean that the personal health record service is finalized, says Missy Krasner, Google Health product marketing manager. “We are just at the beginning,” she says. Google’s PHR allows users to upload and store their medical records as well as research health conditions and...

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Journal of AHIMA – June 2008

The June issue takes a look at the latest in personal health records, with stories on the influx of private business in the market, the standards that can promote PHR use, and the emerging role of personal health information management. Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA FORE Library: HIM Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs also are available publicly. June 2008 Features The Great PHRontier: Private...

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