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January 16, 2013 Headlines 1 Comment

AHA, AMA, CHIME Challenge Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposals

The advocacy groups representing hospitals, doctors, and health IT professionals have all submitted comments criticizing Stage 3 MU.

Accuracy of Electronically Reported “Meaningful Use” Clinical Quality Measures: A Cross-sectional Study

A cross-sectional study published by Annals of Internal Medicine measuring the accuracy of electronic reporting as compared to manual review concludes that the quality measurements outlined in MU have wide accuracy variations that should be further investigated.

Are providers ripe for a massive medical records heist?

More than 50 percent of healthcare organizations report medical identity theft among their patients. The World Privacy Forum estimates the street value of a single medical record at 50 times that of a financial record.

The Rise of Electronic Health Record Adoption Among Family Physicians

A study published in the Annals of Family Medicine predicts EHR adoption rates among family physicians increasing to 80 percent in 2013.

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One Response to “Morning Headlines 1/17/13”

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    Usha Rao Says:

    All of these reports are blockbusters in favor of a closer review of the US Government program for HIT. Many, many flaws that put safety and privacy of patients at risk. Very very bad. It seems like the rights of the patients have been neglected.

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