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patient data


February 3, 2017  1:20 PM

Patient-reported data often excluded from EHR documentation

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
EHR, patient data

A recent eye health study found that patient-reported data doesn't always get recorded in a patient's electronic health record (EHR), raising questions about the accuracy of clinical...

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February 23, 2016  4:04 PM

ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR safety, EHR security, patient data, patient data privacy, patient data security

Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers electronically exchanging their data. From 2012 to 2014, ONC polled Americans on their confidence in the...


September 29, 2015  1:55 PM

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to make cost and quality info available in huge new database

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
healthcare costs, patient data, population health management, price transparency

Consumers eager to review cost and healthcare quality data before making a care decision are in luck. If they are covered under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) umbrella, that is. All 36 BCBS companies pledged to pool their cost and healthcare quality data to


January 13, 2015  2:25 PM

A majority of patients would share their data for healthcare research

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient data, patient data privacy, sharing patient data

Healthcare organizations searching for ways to improve the business aspect of their daily operations would be wise to keep an eye on future studies from healthcare researchers. Slightly more than half (53%) of patients said they would be willing to anonymously share their health data with...


January 9, 2015  10:53 AM

With the new year in mind, a look back at hot health IT trends 20 years ago

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR adoption, Healthcare, HIPAA audits, Interoperability, LOINC, Meaningful use, patient data, PDA, Smartphones

As we jump into 2015, health IT professionals are familiar with the road ahead: Meaningful use debates, HIPAA audits, and EHR advances will all make headlines this year. And new technologies like wearable devices will push the boundaries of patient-centered care. With that in mind, I thought it...


August 22, 2014  10:26 AM

When will U.S. healthcare learn to safeguard patient data?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
data breaches, health data security, HIPAA, patient data, patient privacy

The revelation this week that a Community Health Systems, Inc. patient data breach affected 4.5 million people was difficult to...


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