Patients Frequently Unaware that Many Medical Devices Gather, Share Data

A recent article detailing the transmission and uses of data gathered by a patient’s CPAP machine reveals that many patients are unaware of the downstream uses of the health data medical devices gather—even when they give consent for their data to be used.

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Cosgrove Predicts Voice Recognition Will Ease EHR Frustration for Physicians

Former Cleveland Clinic president and CEO Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, who is advising Google as it seeks to enter the healthcare technology industry, envisions a future in which a doctor’s face-to-face conversation with a patient could provide all the information an EHR needs to document that patient’s encounter.

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Developers Release Electronic ROI Prototype Tool

AHIMA has contributed to the development of a new tool that helps simplify and streamline patients’ requests for their medical records. The Health Record Request Wizard prototype tool was released on September 21 at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC.

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Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Regarding VA Leadership, EHR Overhaul

In a recent open letter, Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN expressed concerns regarding the stability and direction of leadership for the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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EHR Customization Can Result in Medical Errors, Incomplete Testing and Certification

While widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has helped put them in an overwhelming majority of hospitals and clinics, their design and function could cause medical mistakes and errors unless more rigorous voluntary and mandatory testing of systems becomes the norm, a new report found.

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Acute Care, Physician Groups Look to Software for Non-HIPAA Privacy Requirement Support

The noncompliance in healthcare organizations is due to the complexity of privacy and security requirements, immature security initiatives, and ineffectiveness of current procedures, the survey found.

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