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Sharing of clinical notes with patients worth further exploration

Allowing patients to access notes from their doctors will help to "foster truly collaborative patient-clinician relationships," even while more research is needed on the programs, according to an article at  BMJ.

Benefits of moving research studies to EHRs 'counterbalanced' by increased burdens

Electronic health records have the potential to help busy practices with interventional research, but transitioning that process from paper to electronic can be more complex than expected, according to a study published this month in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).

How practices can enhance revenue with EHRs

Struggling to reap a return on your electronic health record investment? Focus on improved billing of ancillary procedures, Michael Howley, Ph.D., a certified physician assistant and associate clinical professor in the department of marketing at Drexel University, told  FierceEMR  in an exclusive interview.

Survey: Most practices to implement chronic care management within a year

Despite lingering challenges, most providers plan to take advantage of Medicare's new code for chronic care management (CCM), according to preliminary results of a survey conducted by population health technology developer Kryptiq.

CIO John Halamka: mHealth strategy balancing act of functionality, security

Deploying a mHealth strategy can be a tricky business, writes John Halamka, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center--there's a balancing act between providing functionality to patients and caregivers while also ensuring security and data privacy.

Consumer-driven precision medicine gets boost from FDA

President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative promises a "new era of medicine--one that delivers the right treatment at the right time," and seeks $215 million to expand access to genetic data in order to better target disease treatments. But while much focus has been on the implications of the initiatives for healthcare providers, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that for the first time, it will allow a company to market a genetic test directly to consumers.

After hack, Anthem slammed with lawsuits across the country

After  hackers compromised information for nearly 80 million Anthem customers earlier this month, the nation's second-largest insurer is being hit with lawsuits across the country.

CMS seeks input on role of health IT in new primary care models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking for stakeholder input regarding the role of electronic health records and health IT in the agency's design of future advanced primary care models. 

New ONC guide aims to help providers maximize benefits of e-prescribing

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a new electronic guide to help prescribers maximize the benefits of electronic prescribing.

Network confusion can lead to angry patients, practice headaches

Finding out whether a physician is in a patient's insurance network is more complicated than meets the eye, leaving practices to sort out the confusion following an unexpected bill for high out-of-network rates, according to an article from  Kaiser Health News.