Mortality rates at critical access hospitals have been increasing 0.1 percent annually in recent years.
Providing patients with access to the information in their electronic health records "overwhelmingly" yielded positive benefits, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Looking to improve care for patients suffering from multiple chronic diseases, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week launched an online dashboard that gives researchers easy access to data on Medicare patients with more than one chronic condition. More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries fall into that category, according to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner
A massive database that will provide "second opinions times multiples" is in the works from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Electronic health records can be helpful tools for identifying phenotypes for genetic and other research, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Informatics Association.
The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have done too little to smooth the way for troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom have returned with multiple health conditions, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report stresses the need to integrate the two agencies' electronic health record systems, and calls each agency out for using unproven diagnostic and therapy tools.
Long term and post acute care providers have "numerous" opportunities to engage in health information exchange, and need to adopt interoperable electronic health record systems, according to a new issue brief published by ONC.
Researchers at Indiana University's Regenstrief Institute have developed new electronic health record software that provides more personalized healthcare for older patients suffering from aging brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and depression.
Providers continue to use "workarounds" to deal with perceived inadequacies of their electronic health records, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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