Clinicians who deal with the unique needs of transgender patients should use electronic health records differently than they do for non-transgendered patients, according to a recent perspective piece by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) EHR Workgroup published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association .
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will conduct research that will focus on the best methods for obtaining and using patient-reported information, according to a notice published today in the Federal Register .
Using a newer electronic health record system with extra guidance for prescribing can reduce prescription error rates over time, according to a study published this month in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association .
Electronic health records have proven very useful to Canadian physicians in community-based care, helping them to reap more than $1.3 billion in benefits since 2006, according to a new report by PwC.
Joining an ever-growing list of healthcare facilities looking to improve personalized medicine, Oregon Health & Science University this week announced a partnership with Intel Corp. aimed at speeding genomic analysis efforts. Through the collaboration, OHSU and Intel researchers and engineers will work to create "next-generation computing technologies" that streamline the process of sorting through large amounts of biomedical data.
A new computational model highly predictive of breast cancer survival has been developed by Columbia University engineering researchers.
Emergency room access to a patient's medical history compiled through health information exchange reduced both readmissions and single-day admissions in a study from Israel.
Data about individual patients collected every day in doctor's offices and hospitals could be used to improve care among the population at large, according to a discussion paper released by the Institute of Medicine.
Researchers have launched a project to develop new tools to reduce patient safety risks associated with electronic health records, according to a new article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making .
Building on the success of a two-year study that determined that videoconferencing significantly reduced hospital readmissions, Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health has partnered with its parent organization, Ascension Health Alliance, to form a joint venture that officially will launch a remote care management program next month with the goal of scaling the program on a national level.