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Epic Systems Patient Portal Offers Mayo’s Educational Resources

April 28, 2017 - Users of the Epic Systems MyChart patient portal will now have access to patient-facing educational resources developed by the Mayo Clinic. The partnership offers patients more than 18,000 pages of content on more than 4,000 c health topics. Curious patients can look up information regarding symptoms, conditions, and diseases as well as more general life stage and healthy living information...


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Epic Systems Patient Portal Offers Mayo’s Educational Resources

by Kate Monica

Users of the Epic Systems MyChart patient portal will now have access to patient-facing educational resources developed by the Mayo Clinic. The partnership offers patients more than 18,000 pages of content on more than 4,000 c health topics....

VA Transfers Paper Records to EHRs in Modernization Effort

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently began the process of digitizing health data from older inactive paper health records to streamline claims processes and reduce the amount of office space used to store physical patient health information....

New NATE Member to Focus on Improving Patient EHR Data Access

by Kate Monica

The Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) became an association member of the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) to promote patient control over electronic health records earlier this week. Founded in 2006, the alliance is a non-profit...

Virus-related EHR Outage Forces NY Hospital Back to Paper

by Kate Monica

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and its long-term care facility at Terrace View have been battling a virus responsible for EHR outage since Sunday afternoon. UPDATE: Some computers have been restored and ECMC is working to bring the entire...

Renewed Call for HHS Support to National Patient Identifier

by Kate Monica

A group of 25 healthcare organizations representing providers, payers, and health IT companies have written members of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations to remove a nearly twenty-year-old provision preventing HHS from adopting...

Patient-Generated EHR Data Aids Communication with Providers

by Kate Monica

A safety-net clinic pilot demonstrated the benefits of patient-provider collaboration in EHR technology to patient-provider communication in the exam room. A new study found patient-entered electronic visit agendas between patients and providers...

GAO Calls on HHS to Better Encourage Patient EHR Access

by Kate Monica

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has requested the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reevaluate the effectiveness of its attempts to promote patient EHR access and EHR data use after finding few patients regularly access...

Patient, Provider Disagreement Re-emerges in Health Reporting

by Kate Monica

A new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found patient-reported self-assessments and provider-reported assessments of patient health rarely align. The study by Elder et al. aimed to gain insight into how often...

Study Aims to Aid Patient EHR Documentation Understanding

by Kate Monica

Providers are looking for a way to accurately assess how well patients generally comprehend the technical language used in EHR documentation in order to gauge patient comprehension of health conditions. A recent study by Zheng et al. sought to...

NY Health Information Exchange Improves ED Quality, Efficiency

by Kate Monica

A recent study of hospital emergency departments found that health information exchange (HIE) use significantly improves operational efficiency and quality of patient care. The study by Janakiraman et al. found physician HIE access to EHRs reduces...

HIE Partnership to Improve Health Data Exchange of Imaging

by Kate Monica

Syracuse-based regional health information organization HealtheConnections is working with HIE solution developer eHealth Technologies to facilitate exchange of medical images between healthcare providers throughout the state. The ability to...

EHR Use Does Not Preclude Provider Data Communication Errors

by Kate Monica

Well-established EHR adoption does not eliminate the potential for inaccurate provider-to-provider clinical data communication. A recent study by Artis et al. of laboratory data communication among intensive care providers at the Oregon hospital...

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