The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System will be revamped in part by launching a smartphone app for streamlined adverse event reporting by physicians.
In England, a survey of physicians reveals that 94 percent believe that patients should have at least some access to their electronic medical records, but only 34 percent like the idea of full access. Physicians also overwhelmingly support allowing patients to update standard sections of their own electronic records, including demographics, family history, allergies, and home medications.
PCORI has committed $68 million in funding to support the development of a national infrastructure to advance patient-centered clinical research that enables efficient participation from broad patient populations.
athenahealth launches a marketplace of bolt-on pfferings for its cloud-based practice solution from a variety of vendors, including Experian Healthcare, InHealth Clinical Documentation Solutions (ICDS), NHXS, iTriage, and Entrada.