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IT Management

Medical Mix Up? Patient Identity

2016 25 Jan

Electronic health information exchange (HIE) is supposed to make coordination between care teams easier, resulting in a better patient experience. It's therefore important for hospitals to ensure that patients' records are correct — ie, no erroneous entries. However, errors in typing in names and numbers are rather common, given that many different... Read more

IT Management

EHR Security in UK in Question

2015 19 Oct

Most patients in the UK (79 percent) would worry about the security of their health record if this was part of a national electronic health record (EHR) system, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. The finding highlights the need for intensive public education and engagement initiatives to communicate... Read more

IT Management

Demand for Digital Connection

2015 06 Oct

Americans prefer doctors who are digitally savvy and demand a connected healthcare experience, a new Surescripts survey finds. Sixty-eight percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the nationwide survey say that practices that have adopted technology to replace outdated methods of administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments online, provide... Read more

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Connecting Healthcare Data - Interoperability

2015 22 Sep

While people often take for granted the convenience of being able to withdraw money from an ATM hundreds of miles from home or call someone in another cellphone network, that same sort of universal operability has yet to be achieved for the electronic exchange of patient information, according to an article in JAMA's Medical News & Perspectives section.Use... Read more

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IT Innovations for Enhanced Care

2015 13 Apr

The proper collection, management and utilisation of health information play a critical role in modern healthcare. Electronic health records (EHR) serve as the main carrier of medical information, and emerging information technologies — health sensing, big data analysis and cloud computing — provide great potential for facilitating research and improving... Read more

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Strengthening Public Trust in Data Sharing

2015 15 Feb

Biobanks are made all the more valuable when the biological samples they hold can be linked to health information collected in research, electronic health records (EHR), or public health practice. Such data linkages, however, have raised concerns about patient privacy and data security. Incidentally, public trust in systems that share health information... Read more

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