Search Tag: EHRs

IT Management

Cyberattack Impacts 40, OOO Patients

2016 06 Jun

A podiatry group has notified its 40, 000 plus patients that their data may have been compromised following a Cyberattack on its IT systems. Connecticut-based Stamford Podiatry Group said the malicious hackers gained access to their systems between Feb. 22 and April 14 and accessed its electronic health record database. "Although we have not been able... Read more

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Slipping Through the Net: Catching EHR Medication Errors

2016 18 Apr

If medication is mis-administered it could cause severe harm to a patient – or even death. The route that many hospitals take to avoid errors is using electronic health records (EHR) systems that alert providers when issues arise. But a new report has discovered that the EHR system is not foolproof. Written by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit... Read more

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Better Alert Management Needed for EHRs

2016 21 Mar

Interoperability has its advantages with information sharing across networks helping improve efficiency in patient care. But it also comes as no surprise that there are also costs to being connected as has been shown by a study on emails connected to Electronics health Records (EHRs) Researchers in Texas undertook a study on email overload and found... Read more

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EHRs Detect Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

2016 19 Feb

A group of UCLA researchers that mined thousands of electronic health records (EHRs) with the aim of finding a cheaper and more accurate way of identifying people with Type 2 diabetes discovered more than they expected. As well as developing a screening algorithm that could increase the number of correct Type 2 diabetes diagnoses of the disease by... Read more

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