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

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...

North Shore/LIJ to Offer Physicians Substantial EMR Subsidy

Today's New York Times reports: North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System plans to offer its 7,000 affiliated doctors subsidies of up to $40,000 each over five years to adopt digital patient records. Read the full article here....

Hackers Take 8 Million Patient Records, Demand $10 Million Ransom

The Washington Post reports online today on a major heist of electronic medical information that happened last week and has been kept remarkably quiet. Hackers last week broke into a Virginia state Web site used by pharmacists to track prescription...

NIH's new 'Challenge Grants'. Bioethics, 'Nature' on the stem cell EO

Post Edit 3/13/09 From NIH (1):'The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ( the Recovery Act)... [2/17/09] makes supplemental appropriations for job preservation/creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization,...

UCLA Privacy Breaches Rampant

From today's LA Times online: The number of patients whose hospital records were improperly accessed by employees at the UCLA Hospital System has topped 1,000, state officials said Wednesday. Kathleen Billingsley, director of the California Department of Public Health's Center...

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 —...

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...

New York leads in health IT commitment-prescription drugs

March 28, , Governor Paterson announced that $105 million in grants have been awarded to 19 leading community-based health information technology (IT) projects. The grants are central to the state's strategy to ensure that clinical information is in the hands...

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...

"PoliGraph" Your Position on Health Care Reform

The Washington Post has an interesting interactive accompanying an article today on where each presidential candidate stands on health care issues, including health care reform, the uninsured, drug prices, and others. See who you line up with on the major...

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....

A Contrary View on EMRs

Over at the Health Care Renewal blog contributor MedInformaticsMD has posted a contrarian's viewpoint on electronic medical records. The piece is interesting in that he doesn't take the curmudgeon's path of resisting change for the sake of resisting change, but...

Health Plan Uses Incentive Funds to Encourage EMRs

According to this article posted June 14 on the Capital District Business Review's website, Capital District Physician's Health Plan has distributed more than $3 million in incentive funds to primary care doctors and specialists who have implemented electronic medical record...

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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