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To err is human; EHRs must account for that, panelists say

To err is human, so when it comes to electronic health records, better technology is what's needed to make the programs safer, panelists said Wednesday during  Politico 's Outside In kick-off event in the District of Columbia.

Medical providers should make health data free to patients

Technology makes patient access to medical records easier than ever, but the cost of such data prevents many from doing so, according to Niam Yaraghi and Joshua Bleiberg, fellows at the Brookings Institution.

CDS vendors, users: National standards could solve many problems

A study on the views of clinical decision support found tension between clinical users and vendors, as well as a shared belief that national standards could solve many of the problems.

Arizona turns to telemedicine as physician shortage threatens care

Technology is expanding healthcare in states such as Arizona at a time when a shortage of physicians threatens the reach of care.

ONC's Karen DeSalvo outlines 3 steps to interoperability

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo continues to tout "the bright future" of health IT, outlining in a post at  Health Affairs  what needs to be done to get to full interoperability.

Phishing attack compromises info of 39K at Seton Healthcare Family

An email phishing attack has compromised the personal health information of about 39,000 patients at Seton Healthcare Family.

Rush University Medical Center VP: Bad guys winning when it comes to security

How healthcare providers mitigate cybersecurity threats has changed greatly over the years, but one thing that has stayed the same is the importance of user education, accoridng to Rush University Medical Center Vice President of IT Operations and Associate CIO Jaime Parent.

Researchers examine balancing privacy risk, utility of de-identified health data

Researchers have shown how easy it is to re-identify patients in de-identified data, yet de-identified data can lose its value as more identifying factors are stripped out.

Pentagon digital service team to tackle VA EHR transfer, other IT projects

A new digital service team is coming to the Department of Defense that will build partnerships with the private sector on IT and data problems.

GAO: Medicare smart cards would bring benefits, challenges

The use of electronically readable cards in Medicare could help with the administrative process, but would have a limited impact on eliminating fraud, according to a report publicly released April 24 by the Government Accountability Office.