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.
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.
Lucia Savage has been tapped to replace Joy Pritts as the new chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the agency announced Tuesday.
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.
Instead of launching broad integrated marketing and mailing campaigns to increase patient portal adoption, providers are more likely to succeed when encouragement comes from a patient’s primary care physician, one study concluded.