EHRs Pose Adolescent Confidentiality Risks

A new paper highlights researchers’ concerns that EHRs pose a threat to the confidentiality of healthcare records for adolescents.

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Government Pushes ONC to Block EHRs that Fall Short

Congress has instructed the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to wield its electronic health record certification powers to block the use of EHRs that impede information sharing.

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Texas Hospital Updated EHR Protocols in Wake of Ebola Misdiagnosis, Death

The Texas hospital that treated the first patient in the US to die from Ebola announced changes in its electronic health record workflow intended to flag patients at risk for transmitting the disease.

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Patients Eager to Provide Feedback on EHR Medication Reconciliation Practices, Study Finds

Patients who were given access to their medication lists in their electronic health records were eager to give physicians feedback—which helped prevent harmful interactions—a recent study found.

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ONC: EHR Adoption is Up, Interoperability Measures are Behind

While eligible provider participation in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program is robust, participants’ ability to exchange health information with other providers has been lackluster, according to an annual report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

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