Office of the Inspector General finds that the meaningful use program neither addresses specific concerns or industry best practices for making sure that certified electronic health records are secure enough.
Bringing together information from all U.S. hospitals, a new data set suggests that electronic health records can, in fact, have a measurable and positive impact on clinical outcomes of risk-adjusted mortality rates.
Work on the integrated electronic health record is at something of an impasse. Here's a look how DoD is seeking comprehensive systems that provide a holistic view of an individual from the moment they enter military service through to veteran status. Will it work?
With more than 50 percent of physicians and 80 percent of hospitals having adopted electronic health records and achieved some measure of meaningful use, the great promise of digitizing the U.S. healthcare system lies ahead.
Physician use of Health IT has gone from almost zero to pervasive in 20 years. Sure, it may have a lot of potholes, too many areas still under construction and perhaps you need to take a detour or two to get where you’re going. But it is here and that is awesome.