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