Adoption of ONC’s SAFER EHR Safety Guidelines is Low, Study Finds

Despite the release four years ago of broadly available electronic health record (EHR) safety guidelines and recommendations, provider adherence to the guidelines is low, a new study finds.

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VA Makes Radiology Images and Reports Available to Veterans

Military veterans with certain My HealtheVet accounts now have access to an EHR function that has eluded users of traditional civilian EHRs: the ability to view, download, and print radiology studies.

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Panicked Patients Question Portal Best Practices

A recent study surveyed active portal users to find out how well patients understand the data and test results released to them through portals.

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ONC Launches Patient-Facing Guide to Online Medical Records

While the rates of consumers being given access to their online medical records is growing, many patients still do not fully grasp the value or see the need for this information.

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Apple Launches EHRs on iPhones

Apple announced last week that 39 major US health systems are participating in its Apple Health Records platform, which will allow patients at those providers to view their EHRs on their iPhones.

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EHRs Featuring Long-Term Goal Could Improve Health Outcomes

If health IT developers designed EHRs with long-term, goal-directed healthcare in mind, primary care providers would be better equipped to help their patients, researchers say.

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