Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'electronic health records'

CDT highlights its concerns: the US Supreme court case Sorrell v IMS Health Inc.

3/22- CDT's Health Privacy Project published a memo (5pp) on the US Supreme Court case Sorrell V. IMS Health Inc. (arguments scheduled to be heard on April 26)-CDT focuses on nuances in understanding privacy in its discussion of 2 aspects...

NY To Create Nation's Largest Connected Electronic Health Record Exchange

On the PRNewswire today: The New York Department of Health (DOH) and public-private partnership New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) on Tuesday presented a plan to change the face of health care for all New Yorkers by creating the country's largest...

Americans Skeptical of Electronic Health Record Privacy

In an article at Forbes magazine, Andy Greenberg looks for the next big issue in health reform: In a study released Monday by the privacy-focused Ponemon Institute, Americans registered a deep distrust of anyone in either the federal government or...

In the spotlight: FDA key initiatives

Today's FDA webpage show key initatives in their 'Spotlight' focus. This provides a nice overview of what is happening here in recent history and links to the respective website that focuses on each initiative. Through specially targeted initiatives, FDA intensifies...

Physicians Using EHRs Will Get Medicare Bonus (Updated)

Yesterday's online edition of the Congressional Quarterly included an announcement that Medicare will spend some additional money on physicians deploying EHR technology: The Bush administration announced on Tuesday a new program providing bonuses to doctors using electronic health records —...

Kaiser Backs Microsoft PHRs, Begins Pilot Project

Today's New York Times online reports on a partnership between Kaiser Permanent and Microsoft to open data flows between Kaiser's electronic records and Microsoft's personal health record application. Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest nonprofit health maintenance organization, is endorsing the...

CBO Cools on Health IT Returns

The CBO recently released a paper titled "Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology." The upshot: The potential of health IT to reduce spending for health care depends in large part on its ability to make care...

Center for Democracy & Technology Launches Health Privacy Project

Today, March 11, 2008, the Center for Democracy & Technology ("CDT") announced the launch of a major project to develop and promote privacy policy solutions for personal health information. To fulfill an ambitious agenda CDT is joining forces with the...

Google to Host Medical Records

There's been a bit of buzz recently about Google's plan to host medical records, as in this clip from Retuers: Google Inc has unveiled a plan to help U.S. patients gain control of their medical records and is working with...

NYC Goes In On EMRs

Here's a lead from today's New York Times online: After two years of planning and a public investment of more than $60 million, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Monday that New York City was ready to equip doctors with...

HHS Proposed $150 Million to Expand EMR Use

Today's Chicago Tribune reports: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt proposed a $150 million incentives plan Thursday to expand physicians' use of electronic medical records. Read the full article here....

EMRs are No Quality Panacea

A study reported in today's Washington Post suggests that electronic medical records do not in and of themselves improve patient care: Electronic medical record systems are no guarantee that diabetes patients will get better care, a new study finds. When...

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