Doctors and Their Online ReputationBy PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D.
Ryan Chiavetta and Chelsea Rice , March 22, 2013
A big goal for many hospitals is to make sure they are able to certify their electronic health records for Stage 1 Meaningful Use. A concern that has arisen is whether the rush to achieve Stage 1 has affected patient safety. While few errors involving health information technology have been reported, there have been instances of patient harm associated with those errors, which included four fatalities. Errors involved data entry into the wrong file, inadequate data transfer between HIT systems, and failure for the systems to function as designed, which has called for hospitals to tighten up these errors in order to keep patients out of harm.
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , March 21, 2013
Chinese hackers targeting the healthcare industry
By JOSHUA DAVID STEIN
Published: March 19, 2013
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , March 19, 2013
Telestroke programs significantly boost care access for rural patients
Some electronic health records projects are better suited for the private sector, government should focus on setting standards, says eHealth Ontario CEO Greg Reed
March 14, 2013