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Should FDA regulate EHRs? Media investigation highlighting EHR-related patient harm raises the question.

March 26, 2019

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called for greater scrutiny of electronic health record (EHR) systems, after an investigation by Kaiser Health News and Fortune identified thousands of patient injuries, including some deaths, tied to EHRs.

Diagnostic errors is the top patient-safety concern for 2019, according to ECRI

March 25, 2019

ECRI Institute recently released its annual list of the 10 biggest patient-safety concerns in 2019, with diagnostic errors topping the list for the second year in a row.

The 'pervasive' ways doctors are working around EHRs

March 14, 2019

In the face of electronic health record (EHR) functionality and workflow challenges, doctors often work around EHRs using handwritten notes and other tactics, instead of working with the technology, according to a recent study.

What hackers actually do with your stolen medical records

March 11, 2019

Each year, hackers steal thousands of medical records from hospitals and health organizations, and many of those records eventually end up being sold on the darknet for thousands of dollars.

The 7 keys to patient experience, according to Cleveland Clinic’s chief experience officer

March 11, 2019

Speaking at the Patient Engagement and Experience Summit at HIMSS19, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy shared lessons on how to optimize patient experience.

What's Lyft's grand plan for health care? Its latest SEC filing offers a sneak peek.

March 8, 2019

As the ride-sharing service Lyft gears up for its initial public offering, it is offering investors a sneak peek into its closely held plans to expand its role in health care.

This 21-year-old can't get life-saving surgery—because her records are trapped in a defunct EHR

February 26, 2019

Two Arizona-based hospitals last year filed for bankruptcy and closed, leaving behind a slew of unpaid bills that locked the hospitals' electronic health record systems and left patients like Caitlin Secrist struggling to gain access to medical records needed for a life-saving surgery.

'Alexa, do I have heart disease?': Top hospitals, from Mayo to Northwell, envision a bold new future for voice assistants

February 25, 2019

Hospitals increasingly are seeking to incorporate voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, into patient care delivery, hinting at a world where voice avatars are considered part of a patient's team of health care providers.

Mayo Clinic's CIO was treated for Stage 3 cancer. Here's what went well—and what made him 'cringe.'

February 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic CIO Cris Ross during the recent annual HIMSS conference revealed he had undergone treatment for Stage 3 cancer—and the experience underscored just how far the United States still has to go in creating usable, interoperable health IT systems.

Coming to iPhones: Veterans' medical records

February 14, 2019

Apple on Monday announced that it is working with Veterans Affairs to allow veterans to access their medical records on iPhones.

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