In two long-anticipated rules, the CMS ( Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) for Health Information Technology proposed requiring healthcare providers and insurers to implement open data-sharing technology to ensure data can move from one plan to another, potentially by way of patient apps.
Digitizing patients EHR (Electronic Health Records) is the first critical step. Interoperability between EHR's remain one of the key barriers limiting the transition to value-based care. Is this an opportunity for blockchain based solution?
Great progress has been made in digitizing patients EHR (electronic Health Records). Some key challenges still remain. For example, how to provide patients with access to their own health information, which hinders their ability to manage their health and shop for medical care at lower prices. Is this an opportunity for blockchain based solution?
More than 80% of doctors, have adopted electronic healthcare record systems, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Should blockchain vendors take notice and develop blockchain based solutions to help doctors and patients increase the combined benefits from this digitization stage?
Between 2009 and 2018 there have been 2,546 healthcare data breaches involving more than 500 records. Those breaches have resulted in the theft/exposure of 189,945,874 healthcare records. That equates to more than 59% of the population of the United States. Healthcare data breaches are now being reported at a rate of more than one per day.
Eletronic Health Records (EHR) require new approaches to recording, accessing and analyzing patients EHR's. In a survey performed by Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association , 26% of physicians reported burnout as a result of using EHR's.
Adoption of patients EHR (Electronic Health Records) in US has more than doubled since 2008. This article lays out a practical way the many variables and challenges that adoption of EHR still faces and shows how the industry is addressing them.
Adoption of EHR (Electronic Health Records) is on the rise globally, there is a growing concern that physicians will face increased burden of digesting volumes of data. Physicians will need AI (Artificial Intelligence) to help them discover and extract critical information about their patients. This article suggests forward thinking strategy on how AI should be used.
Canadian Medical Association shares its perspective on the state of HER (Electronic Health Records) in Canada. Their view is that rather than adding another layer of systems, Canada should rebuild its EHR system from ground up.