To grapple with the largest measles outbreak in 25 years, providers in the hardest-hit states are using their electronic health records to help protect patients and limit exposure to the virus.
Patients who have online access to their electronic health records (EHRs) through a portal are continuing to benefit from reading their records—particularly patients in underserved populations, according to a new study.
After the new checklist was implemented, the completion rate for medication reconciliation increased from 88 percent to 98.7 percent, and the completion rate for discharge summaries saw a dramatic increase from 58 percent to 80 percent.
Chief information officers (CIOs) from the nation’s healthcare providers are divided amongst themselves in their views around whether patients are up to the challenge of managing their own healthcare data and records.
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to launch a test pilot for the initial operating capabilities of its new EHR system by March 2020.
“At first glance, we are pleased that ONC’s information blocking rule acknowledges in its exceptions the importance of promoting the privacy and security of electronic health information, which is a core tenet of the HIM profession,” said AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE.