News tagged with health records

Primary care doctors can make the wrong call

(HealthDay)—In one case documented in a new study, an elderly patient was misdiagnosed with bronchitis but actually had full-blown pneumonia and ended up being admitted to the hospital.

Feb 25, 2013
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US doctors slow to adopt electronic health records

(HealthDay)—Although doctors who are using electronic health records in a meaningful way are eligible for a $44,000 bonus from the U.S. government, many still haven't adopted the new technology, a new study ...

Feb 20, 2013
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Final HIPAA omnibus rule goes into effect March 26

(HealthDay)—The final omnibus rule, which makes changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, goes into effect March 26, and physicians must be in compliance by Sept. ...

Feb 09, 2013
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Your history may define your future: Tell your doctor

Your family history is important, not just because it shaped you into who you are today, but it also impacts your risk for developing cancer and other chronic diseases. For example, if one of your family members had cancer, ...

Feb 04, 2013
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Safeguards needed for tissue donors

vast collections of human tissue samples that scientists hope will lead to new treatments for diseases – have a right to basic information about how their donations may be used, a Michigan State University ...

Jan 28, 2013
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