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Apple Health Records: Readers optimistic on adoption but skeptical small providers can use it

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Apple Health Records are now in use at more than three-dozen leading U.S. health systems, including NYU Langone Medical Center, Partners Health Care, Penn Medicine, Geisinger, Johns Hopkins and Duke Uni...

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UNC Health uses Epic to pull in other EHR data to create better comprehensive patient view

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps It’s very difficult for physicians and other frontline caregivers to get complete pictures of patients’ healthcare, of cour...

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Senator blasts DoD EHR rollout as 'putting patient lives at risk'

Senator Murray speaking during the Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing on April 26. Credit: senate.gov Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, questioned the current progress of the initial Department of Defense EHR rollout at four test...

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Geisinger injects machine learning into clinical workflow to find health problems faster

Geisinger doctors and researchers have trained computers to read CT scans of patients’ heads to detect a life-threatening form of internal bleeding called intracranial hemorrhage. Because early and accurate diagnosis is critical, leading hospit...

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Ransomware attack against California provider breaches data of 85,000 patients

Center for Orthopaedic Specialists in West Hills, California. Credit: Google Maps The California-based Center for Orthopaedic Specialists (COS) is notifying 85,000 of its current and former patients that a ransomware attack on its IT vendor may h...

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Cape Fear Valley Health moves to Epic and calls it a CHR, not EHR

Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Credit: Google Maps Cape Fear Valley Health, a 916-bed regional health system based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has chosen Epic for a new initiative to unite all of its hospitals and c...

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Ochsner chief clinical transformation officer predicts future of healthcare in 3 words

As chief clinical transformation officer at the pioneering Ochsner Health System near New Orleans, Richard Milani, MD, spends his time thinking about strategies and tools for care delivery improvement, both inside and outside the walls of the hospita...

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How 'promoting interoperability' will take health data sharing to another level

The meaningful use EHR incentive program served its purpose of getting hospitals to implement electronic health records platforms. Now, renamed as promoting interoperability, the next phase is to advance the federal government’s approach to ena...

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Clinical optimization: Liberating the data from EHRs

When then-President George W. Bush called for “computerizing health records” in 2004, only one in 10 U.S. hospitals had an electronic health record. Ten years later, thanks in large part to the HITECH Act, the EHR adoption rate had risen ...

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Trump administration's VA Secretary pick Ronny Jackson withdraws

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson meets with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in his office on Capitol Hill April 16. Credit: Mark Wilson, Getty Images White House Physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD, withdrew his nomination to be Department of V...

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Senate finds telemedicine is crucial to opioid epidemic fight

GlobalMed's telemedicine tool at a workplace clinic. Credit: YouTube The Senate HELP committee passed the Opioid Crisis Act of 2018, which, among other provisions, outlines the importance of telemedicine use in the country’s fight ...

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VA's EHR modernization gets $1.2 billion in House funding bill

The House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs voted to fund the VA’s planned EHR modernization project with $1.2 billion for fiscal year 2019 -- and laid down clear direction that VA must adopt the same EHR as...

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