How Moving to and Interconnecting EHRs Will Pay Dividends to Patients & DoctorsPosted by: Eugene Heslin on September 19, 2014
As Kimberly Leonard points out in her U.S. News & World Report article (“Doctors Say Electronic Records Waste Time,” Sept. 8, 2014), doctors are frustrated with the time it takes to use electronic health records. This is only natural. Moving from paper to digital communication is a different way of communicating and takes time to become proficient.
In Transition to Digital Patient Records, Patience is a VirtuePosted by: David Klein on August 19, 2014
Electronic Health Records have the potential to reshape the quality and cost of healthcare. In an Emergency Room situation, for example, your doctor’s ability to instantly review your electronic health records (EHRs) could be crucial to their ability to save your life. Better and more accurate information leads to better medical care and can reduce unnecessary or duplicative testing.
New York Medical Database Aids Doctors, PatientsPosted by: NYeC Staff on June 20, 2014
New York is quietly building one of the nation’s largest computer databases of medical records, a system that when finished will allow patients and doctors alike to see complete health histories in one place and promises to save millions in costs by avoiding redundant tests and unneeded hospital admissions.
New Health Data Network Lures EntrepreneursPosted by: NYeC Staff on May 28, 2014
In a much-anticipated move, the New York state Legislature recently agreed to spend $55 million to create a statewide digital highway for New Yorkers’ medical records. Known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, and called “Shiny” for its acronym, SHIN-NY, the project will connect millions of patients, thousands of doctors, and scores of healthcare systems in New York state.
Securely Linking Regional HIEs Statewide: Why Consistent Privacy, Security Policies Matter in NYPosted by: NYeC Staff on May 07, 2014
As 10 regional health information exchanges in New York become interconnected into a statewide network, consistency in core privacy and security policies is proving essential, says David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the statewide initiative.
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