News tagged with electronic records

New system aims to simplify patient transfers in emergency

In an emergency, hospitals need to be able to quickly and safely transport patients to other facilities, along with all the specialized equipment, such as ventilators and intravenous medications, that patients need. That ...

Mar 27, 2015
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HHS wants to help restore joy of medicine

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is listening to physicians and wants to address the regulatory burdens they face, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Mar 15, 2015
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Persistent EHR nonadoption could mean lower payment

(HealthDay)—Persistent nonadopters of electronic health records (EHRs) tend to be older, and are employed in smaller practices, according to a letter published in the March 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Mar 11, 2015
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Medical device surveillance on the horizon

Thousands of people around the world have been exposed to toxic chemicals generated by their metal hip implants. Similarly, many patients have contracted infections from pieces of implanted mesh used in hernia-repair surgery, ...

Mar 06, 2015
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