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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Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital

In a part of New Mexico where residents are ravaged by alcohol addiction and short on behavioral healthcare, leaders revitalized a failing mental health facility and implemented preventive health initiatives through strategic data sharing.

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Telepharmacy Addressing Rural Staffing Shortages

While formulary decisions are made by their staff pharmacist, the telepharmacy service provider accomplishes other tasks such as checking for drug interactions and making dosing adjustments.

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Health IT Vendors, Software Developers Look to Streamline Automated Organ Donation Process

A successful organ transplant process hinges on timely notification of organ availability and communications between the recipient and donor teams.

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ONC Moving Too Slowly on Information Blocking, say Health IT Stakeholders

Health IT stakeholder groups are frustrated with what they see as lack of progress from the government in combating the practice of information blocking, according to a letter sent to ONC.

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