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Patients & Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices

Patients & Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices

Nearly 8 of out 10 Americans are willing to pay up to $100 for a medical device that monitors their vital signs, according to an IBM survey that tracks trends in the use of mobile devices in healthcare. Fewer than 10% of respondents are paying out-of-pocket charges for such devices today, but more than one-third expect to do so within… Read more →

More Missouri Hospitals Use Electronic Health Records

More Missouri Hospitals Use Electronic Health Records

Almost all Missouri hospitals are using some form of electronic health record to track patient care, representing a big jump in public adoption of the technology, according to a new study. The Missouri Hospital Association said that 90 percent of 145 hospitals responding to its survey indicated they were using the electronic records for at least one of 24 functions… Read more →

Greater Patient Access to Records Proposed

Greater Patient Access to Records Proposed

A proposed federal rule would require hospitals, doctors’ offices and health insurers to tell patients of anyone who has accessed their electronic medical records, if asked. Under the rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), health-care-related businesses must list everyone in their firms — from doctors to data-entry clerks — who has accessed a patient’s electronic… Read more →

Pediatric EMRs Getting Their Fair Share of the HIT Spotlight

Pediatric EMRs Getting Their Fair Share of the HIT Spotlight

I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago when I walked into the office of my daughter’s pediatrician and saw a computer monitor and keyboard ready to be unwrapped and plugged in – presumably to an electronic medical record. Perhaps by our next visit, the doctor would already be familiar with my daughter’s trip to the emergency room in another… Read more →

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