Study: 46 Percent of Progress Note Text is Copy and Pasted

A study exploring the prevalence of copy and pasted text in EHR progress notes found that in one hospital, 46 percent of the text in notes was copy and pasted. Additionally, the study of 23,630 total records found that 36 percent of progress note text was imported, while only 18 percent of the text was entered manually.

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Physician and Health IT Executive Donald Rucker Picked to Head ONC
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Physician and Health IT Executive Donald Rucker Picked to Head ONC

There has been widespread health IT industry praise for the man selected to lead the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), former Siemens executive and physician Donald Rucker, MD.

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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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