Electronic Medical Records

Meaningful Use, Mobile Health, and Patient Engagement

Filed in Electronic Medical Records by on January 31, 2014 1 Comment
Meaningful Use, Mobile Health, and Patient Engagement
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Advancements in information and communication technologies are fundamentally changing the way doctors and patients interact. These technologies, including electronic health records (EHRs) and mobile health (mHealth) tools, are transforming the industry and driving stakeholders across the healthcare landscape to reevaluate and transform how they provide services. mHealth holds promise for catalyzing improvement along the healthcare […]

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Models of Patient Safety

Models of Patient Safety
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If one jumbo jet crashed in the US each day for a week, we’d expect the FAA to shut down the industry until the problem was figured out. But in our health care system, roughly 250 people die each day due to preventable error. A vice president at a health care quality company says that “If […]

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Data Breaches: A Growing and Alarming Trend and a Potential Safe Harbor

Filed in Electronic Medical Records by on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Data Breaches: A Growing and Alarming Trend and a Potential Safe Harbor
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Since the data breach notification regulations by HHS went into effect in September 2009, 385 incidents affecting 500 or more individuals have been reported to HHS, according to its website. A total of 19 million individuals have been affected by a large data breach since 2009. The regulations require a covered entity that discovers a […]

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Beyond Innovation and Competition, Health IT Edition

Beyond Innovation and Competition, Health IT Edition
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Last year I published a piece called “Beyond Innovation and Competition,” questioning the dominance of those values. Economists celebrate innovation and competition as the main source of future growth. Innovation has become the central focus of Internet law and policy. While leading commentators sharply divide on the best way to promote innovation, they routinely elevate […]

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Personal Health Records: Is Unraveling Inevitable?

Filed in Electronic Medical Records by on June 9, 2011 0 Comments
Personal Health Records: Is Unraveling Inevitable?
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I look forward to reconnecting with everyone who is attending the health law professors conference in Chicago.  My presentation will be applying some of the ideas of Scott Peppet (on self-quantification and unraveling) to personal health records.  I found these ideas from Peppet’s post on biometric identification particularly interesting: The biometric technologies firm Hoyos (previously Global […]

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