With numerous health systems experiencing mergers and acquisitions, interoperability and health information management have presented a significant barrier toward optimal care delivery and improved patient outcomes. The integrity of patient data can be threatened when patient records converged from different electronic health record (EHR) systems can’t be correctly matched and linked.
A successful organ transplant process hinges on timely notification of organ availability and communications between the recipient and donor teams.
A new study sheds light on the importance of patient-reported data in developing longitudinal records from past events, filling gaps in patient records, and preventing hospital readmissions and other poor outcomes.
Providers that treat mental health or substance use disorders would be eligible for financial incentives to implement behavioral health electronic health record systems under new legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives.
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.