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Latest Headlines

Patients withholding info from EHRs has far-reaching consequences

I hope I'm not the only person who finds the results of a study recently published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  on patient perceptions of electronic health record users troubling.

Report: Health information exchanges 'critical' to healthcare integration

Health information exchanges are "critical" to healthcare integration and will help healthcare be more affordable and accountable, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

Joseph Kvedar: Facebook, texting show benefits of connected health

Connected health holds the potential to improve patient care experiences and, subsequently, quality of life, according to Joseph Kvedar, founder and director of Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston.

Kaiser, Johns Hopkins collaboration to hone in on evidence-based care

Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced plans to strengthen their collaboration by focusing on research and evidence-based care, according to an announcement.

Patients of EHR-users more likely to withhold information

A provider's use of an electronic health record can cause a patient to clam up for fear that the data won't be secure, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

DeSalvo 'disappointed' in protrayal of EHRs as unsafe

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, displeased with the  Boston Globe's  recent article portraying electronic health records as error-prone and lacking safety oversight, responded by pointing out what she called flaws in the newspaper's reporting.

CIOs tackle job changes as health industry evolves

Technology is changing every facet of the healthcare industry, which also means that leaders in the industry are seeing their jobs evolving--perhaps none more so than chief information officers.

Google ventures further into healthcare realm

Google's co-founders said earlier this month that they don't foresee the tech giant becoming a healthcare company, but in a new venture it plans to create a full picture of what a healthy human should look like.

How mobile apps can make the most of patient-doctor interactions

Mobile apps are helping gain better patient care results in the short time span patients and doctors interact, but the key to success is software that adheres to the "80-20" rule.

Vendors accused of using political clout to avoid reporting of EHR safety issues

A rush to implement electronic health records caused by the Meaningful Use incentive program has thrust "complex, balky, unwieldy error-prone" systems into highly sensitive clinical settings, according to an article in the  Boston Globe.