The Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., has launched an online eVisit patient portal where patients with certain specific symptoms can now submit their medical questions to their primary care physician, be diagnosed, and receive care via an electronic visit.
An automated prediction tool which identifies newly admitted patients who are at risk for readmission within 30 days of discharge has been successfully incorporated into the electronic health record of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
HEALTHeLINK, the western New York health information exchange (HIE), has launched an automated immunization reporting web service for its participating providers. Buffalo’s Elmwood Health Center became the first practice to submit immunization data to the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) via this automated method.
Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals have created the Institute of Computational Biology, designed to enhance the institutions’ ability to analyze vast amounts of medical information in a way that benefits patients and their care.
UCLA Health’s Operation Mend, a program that provides military personnel returning with severe facial and other medical injuries access to plastic and reconstructive surgeons, will now have use of a telehealth system, thanks to a gift from Lockheed Martin.
The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) recently had a data breach that impacted 8,294 individuals, thanks to the heft of a physician’s personal laptop computer, which contained personal and health information.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expedite its ICD-10 testing plans to make sure testing begins no later than January 2014 and that it is made available to all hospitals.
Researchers recently concluded that pediatric critical care telemedicine consultations led to a reduced risk of physician-related emergency department (ED) medication errors among seriously ill and injured children in rural EDs.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and co-authors from four other U.S. institutions from the Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Genomics (eMERGE) Network are using the EMR in conjunction with genetic data to discover new disease associations.
Providing physicians with the real-time cost of lab tests in an electronic health record (EHR) system may help them reconsider ordering costly tests, the findings of a recent study reveal.
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is working with Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, Wisc.) to advance research and education in biomedical and health informatics.
An evidence-based guide designed to help primary care physicians, nurses and other staff select and implement health assessments has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Michigan Health Connect, a statewide health information exchange (HIE), has announced it will deliver diagnostic-quality images to its member provider organizations.
SSM Health Care–St. Louis, a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system, and Healthcare Clinic walk-in heath centers at select Walgreens retail pharmacies will launch a collaboration in January 2014 that will they say improve access to care and increase care coordination for patients. Under the agreement, health information of patients who currently see an SSM Health Care primary care physician and visit a Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens in the St. Louis, Mo. region will be able to be shared between the two organizations.
The digital revolution is not just for the young, when it comes to healthcare. According to a survey by Arlington, Va.-based Accenture, at least three-fourths of Medicare recipients access the Internet, at least once a day, for email (91 percent) or to conduct online searches (73 percent) and a third access social media sites, such as Facebook, at least once a week.