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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.