The EHR: Should Patients Have Access?

The EHR: Should Patients Have Access? »

29 Apr, 2015
NewsUncategorized
Should patients interact with their own medical charts? Photo via Naypong/ Shutterstock. The past decade has seen one of the most argumentative and least productive Congresses in the history of our nation - especially when it comes to ideas around healthcare reform. In this arena, the implementation of programs like The…
Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities

Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities »

18 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the opportunities presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock As discussed in the previous article in this series, the broad adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has presented healthcare professionals with numerous challenges. It’s not surprising that many of us are left wondering: Will all of…
Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges

Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges »

17 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the challenges presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock. In just a decade, medical documentation has transitioned from mostly paper records to mostly electronic records. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 78% of office-based physicians and 59% of hospitals use a basic electronic…
C-CDAs: The Fuel For Medical Apps

C-CDAs: The Fuel For Medical Apps »

11 Aug, 2014
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Developing medical apps requires harnessing data from C-CDAs. Image via creative commons. When you look at Google’s and Apple’s app stores, you'll see that they're populated with thousands of applications that have revolutionized how we communicate and think about our phones. These apps are the reason we call our phones ‘smartphones.’ When you…

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