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.

Read More

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.

Read More

ONC Announces Appointment of New Chief Privacy Officer

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Primary Care Physicians Best Booster of Patient Portal Adoption

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.

Read More