A recent breach of medical records caused by an accidental upload of 1,654 medical records left patients’ protected health information publicly available—indexed and searchable on Google
More than half of people whose blood was tested were found to have concentrations of prescription and/or over-the-counter medications that were not listed in their EHR medication list, according to a recent study.
While robots are not yet mainstream in healthcare, strides are being made in implementing the technology.
“The paper and PDF forms just aren’t working for patients or for professionals,” Bechtel said. “Our records systems are in a time of transition…We realized if we could just help you clarify even a small percentage of requests, make it exquisitely clear, then improving patient experience could make your job easier.”
Most hospitals have upgraded or are planning to upgrade their EHRs to meet certification criteria, and hospitals are sharing more data electronically than ever before, according to an ONC analysis of American Hospital Association data.