Health attorney Gerald DeLoss: Data sharing, use agreements in the midst of an evolution [Q&A]

As data sharing continues to become more commonplace, the actions and use agreements that underpin these activities are transitioning to meet changing needs and concerns, according to health attorney Gerald "Jud" E. DeLoss, Esq.

Practice Fusion lays off one quarter of its workforce

San Francisco-based ambulatory care electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has laid off 75 employees, about a quarter of its work force.

Clinicians criticize poor workflow, interoperability of EHRs

Clinician organization leaders aired their grievances about electronic health records and the Meaningful Use program Wednesday at the eHealth Initiative's annual conference in the District of Columbia.


How EHRs can improve planning for emergency care 'frequent fliers'

Medicaid "frequent flier" patients to the emergency department have different characteristics than infrequent ED visitors, which call for different strategies, according to research published by Big Data.


EHRs can help ID timing, reasons for dialysis initiation

The data in electronic health records can help pinpoint when and why dialysis was initiated for chronic kidney disease, and thereby perhaps make the decision more patient-oriented, according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine.


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Some states have denied Medicaid coverage for effective yet expensive hepatitis C drugs to patients and prisoners, and class-action lawsuits challenging those decisions could end up costing the states hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an article from The Pew Charitable Trusts.