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EHR & PHR
Addressing diagnostic errors is not simple and will require a holistic approach that healthcare systems are only starting to tackle. In the near term, today's Consumer Decision Support (CDS )capabilities already demonstrate the potential to substantially reduce diagnostic errors and improve patient outcomes.
Many health professionals are stuck using clunky, out-of-date medical software solutions tempting them to bypass hospital systems & use unsecured social media platforms instead. The convergence of two new technologies, artificial intelligence & blockchain promise to bring medical data management into the modern age.
EHRs weren't designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship, but there are simple ways doctors can refocus visits on the patients.
In an increasingly self-serve society, healthcare organizations must offer sophisticated patient portals and patient engagement technologies in order to bring value to patients and efficiencies to their organizations.
A customizable, easy-to-use mobile interface can both improve common EHR efficiency issues and open the door to the meaningful use of EHR systems.
A closed claim by a cosmetic surgery patient whose photo showed up in search results highlights the dangers of working with unfamiliar digital technology.
We have entered an exciting new frontier of state-of-the-art gadgets and high-tech communication systems that are revolutionizing healthcare.
What physicians and hospital staff need to know in order to protect patient safety if all patient care data vanish after a cyber attack.
Use of old software and failure to implement security updates played an important role in the success of the recent relatively unsophisticated WannaCry ransomware attacks.
We may never want healthcare IT to fully commoditize because it would probably result in fewer advances and less innovation. Still, some standards and modularity are essential to apply downward pressure on healthcare IT pricing.
All hospitals, including those that have had relatively smooth transitions to their new EHRs, will need to continue process-related modifications based on user needs, but also on changes in the healthcare world.
The interoperability enabled by blockchain is particularly promising for its potential to transfer relevant patient data from one provider to another no matter the location or the providers’ particular EHR.