electronic medical records
Jul 8, 2014 — In 2012, Medicare was rocked by allegations that hospitals were systematically overcharging the program by miscoding electronic medical records. A study released Wednesday took another look.
Jun 16, 2014 — There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.
Jun 10, 2014 — Students come to the school nurse for help with asthma, epilepsy and other chronic problems. Some health systems are letting school nurses read student medical records to help coordinate care.
Apr 24, 2014 — Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.
Apr 21, 2014 — In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.
Apr 10, 2014 — Last week Congress delayed an upgrade of codes that govern the U.S. health system. Some say this will waste millions of dollars and make cost-saving and life-saving research more difficult.
Mar 30, 2014 — Medicine's shift from paper to computers has been painful and expensive. But now doctors can easily write and transmit prescriptions by computer, saving money and improving the quality of care.
Nov 17, 2013 — Electronic medical records are supposed to make health care safer and more consistent. But they fail to capture the true story of a patient's life, an Alabama doctor finds. And all that time checking boxes means less time for house calls with an elderly couple who need compassion more than diagnoses.
Jul 15, 2013 — Doctors are rushing to take advantage of federal incentives to computerize their offices. Even now, many physicians still rely on paper records for patients. While the digital approach offers some advantages, the cost and complexity of switching can be daunting.
Jan 22, 2013 — Millions of dollars have been spent to digitize medical records. But doctors are only slowly adopting the the new systems, and many systems won't talk to each other. Some now wonder when the promised benefits in care and cost savings will arrive.