Poorly Matched Symptoms on Paper vs. EHR Casts Doubt on Accuracy of EHRs

Self-reported symptoms of ocular problems were incorrectly transferred from a paper questionnaire into an electronic health record (EHR) roughly one-third of the time, according to results of a small study conducted in one clinic.

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Patient Advocates Discuss Harnessing the Untapped Health Data Horde

With the proliferation of biomedical research “megaprojects,” we are collecting massive amounts of data that present a challenge to the scientists who seek to make sense of and harness that data.

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MLB Moves to Standardize Medical Information After Padres GM Suspended

The MLB is moving to “standardize the medical information that must be shared during trade negotiations,” according to CBS Sports. This move comes on the heels of the 30-game suspension of Padres general manager A.J. Preller, who was sharing a “bare minimum” set of medical information with potential traders while keeping the team’s detailed records internal only.

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EHR Vendor Data Blocking Impedes Critical Registry Reporting

Medical specialty societies—which rely heavily on electronic data registries to monitor everything from disease rates, procedure outcomes, and medical implant or device success rates, claim that EHR vendors are hampering their reporting processes.

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ONC Releases Guide for Negotiating EHR Contracts

While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.

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New ONC Final Rule Gives Agency More Oversight of EHRs
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New ONC Final Rule Gives Agency More Oversight of EHRs

A final rule released last week by ONC, concerning federal oversight of EHRs, is being met with a mixed reaction by payer, provider, and vendor groups.

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