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Electronic health records unlock genetics of tobacco use disorder

April 22, 2024
UC San Diego researchers reveal hundreds of genes driving the most prevalent substance use disorder worldwide.
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ONC and CMS finalize rules giving patients access to their health data

March 10, 2020
The federal government finalized two rules that address interoperability between disparate electronic health records and information blocking—the practice of interfering with ...
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HHS issues strategy to reduce documentation burden

Feb. 25, 2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 21 issued a strategy to reduce the documentation and regulatory reporting requirements on providers related ...
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athenahealth adds tools to enable monitoring of COVID-19

Feb. 13, 2020
In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, athenahealth has added new guidance, diagnostic testing orders and screening questions to its network-based electronic medical record...

Failure to track diagnostic results puts patients at risk

Jan. 24, 2020
ECRI Institute’s multi-stakeholder collaborative, the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, has announced new research on reducing errors related to diagnostic testing and...

Mass General team detects Alzheimer’s early using electronic health records

Dec. 26, 2019
A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk that a healthy...

Patients at risk because NHS hospitals using different record-keeping systems

Dec. 11, 2019
A major survey of medical record keeping in the NHS has revealed critical deficiencies that could risk patients’ safety.Researchers at the Institute of Global Health Innovation...
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Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

Aug. 26, 2019
It was long believed the FMR1 premutation—an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene—had no direct effect on the people who carry it. Until recently, the only...

Tool searches EHR data to find child leukemia patients for clinical studies

June 27, 2019
Researchers who analyzed data in the electronic health records (EHR) of children seen by hematology/oncology specialists at three large medical centers have developed an algorithm...
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EHRs are in every lab’s DNA

Sept. 25, 2018
Like virtually every other entity in healthcare today, laboratories need to stay engaged and connected with the two groups of people most important to them: their referring physicians...

How the clinical laboratory can contribute to providing value-based healthcare

Aug. 21, 2018
The future of healthcare will put patient health outcomes at the center of reimbursement—a concept that is commonly known as value for service. Even as far back as 2009, Michael...