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Assessment of US Hospital Compliance With Regulations for Patients’ Requests for Medical Records

A study of 83 mostly top-rated hospitals finds that patients still struggle to get copies of their medical information, with many facilities ignoring a federal requirement that they provide information in the patient-requested format.

These young cardiologists are opening tech-infused health clinics all over New York 

Cardiology practice startup Heartbeat is opening offices in New York City that will offer online tests, virtual care, and treatment plans that include exercise and nutrition components.

DoD rolls out new GENESIS sites, with hopes of fewer complaints about electronic medical records system

The DoD rolls out its Cerner-powered MHS Genesis EHR at a second round of facilities that includes Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho and three facilities in California.

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  1. I encourage anyone who pays taxes in the US to re-read this report from April 2018…
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.fiercemarkets.net/public/004-Healthcare/external_Q22018/MHSGENESIS_IOTANDE.pdf

    It’s the last-published piece of oversight on the GENESIS trainwreck and leads any rational observer to questions like:
    – Was Madigan EVER inspected? At the time, it was not, due to the results of the other 3. (Madigan is about the size of other 3 combined)
    – Were the other 3 ever re-tested prior to moving on?
    – Is the 35 usability score now above the minimum acceptable of 70? (I’ve heard DoD say things are ~20% better. That would fail.)
    – Are the critical cybersecurity failures fixed?
    – Are the extensive downtimes fixed?
    – Are critical pharmacy errors fixed?
    – (again) Why hasn’t the author of this report, Director Behler, testified to congress?
    – Shouldn’t we know these answers before moving on to more facilities?







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