Jeffrey Johnson, MD, a 75- year-old physician, and Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center have parted ways after Johnson refused to take educational courses on the hospital's new electronic medical record (EMR) system.
Interruptions in clinical workflow, occurring during electronic medical record documentation and direct patient care, could have adverse effects on patient care, according to a study published March 9 in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
A single-page form asking patients to list discussion points and goals improved patient satisfaction and physicians' ability to receive timely feedback, according to a study published April 14 in Neurosurgery.
Data collection via social media is a topic that’s been getting headlines in recent weeks. New research shows how such information may be vital to public health. Two studies by UCLA researchers have found online search terms and tweets could be used to predict syphilis trends.
Scott Blackburn, the acting chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced his immediate resignation April 17. The news, fittingly enough in today’s Washington, was delivered on Twitter.
Telehealth has allowed patients to become more involved in their own care. It has also made them more influential consumers of healthcare. But such disruptions in medicine often face difficult regulatory hurdles.
Hypertension is called the “silent killer” because its lack of symptoms can often have lethal results for those who go on to experience heart attack or stroke. But recent work from NPR and Kaiser Health News focused on problems that arise from conversations between physicians and patients.
Privacy and security concerns are linked to reduced patient access of health records and trust in health information technology (HIT). Findings were published April 11 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Using a smartphone with an application to send photographs to a dermatologist could improve the early detection of melanoma, according to a study published April 11 in Journal of Medical Internet Research.
More than half of all patients have been offered online access to their medical records in 2017, an increase from 42 percent in 2014, according to a survey conducted by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have developed a microscopic probe capable of measuring temperatures while viewing the inside of the body. Study findings were published in the upcoming April 15 Optics Letters.
Accessing personal health records (PHRs) through mobile health apps could improve patient monitoring for chronic diseases, but utilization of mobile PHRs (mPHRs) remains low. Findings were published April 9 in JMIR Health and uHealth.