New rule gives patients access to all of their medical records and notes

Apr 5, 2021
If not for the pandemic, the ban on information blocking would be the biggest story in health care, a transparency advocate says.
The rule prevents “information blocking” by health care providers, but it may take time for some providers to roll out the changes.
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Why your doctor still relies on fax machines

Dec 27, 2017
The answer: a combination of work culture and well-intended policy gone awry.
In a scene from "Office Space," Ron Livingston, left, David Herman and Ajay Naidu take their revenge on the office fax machine.
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The government may want a refund for its $30 billion investment in electronic medical records

Apr 14, 2016
A new study has found many electronic records to be incomplete.
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Government seeks to improve patient access to records

Feb 9, 2016
Doctors and hospitals told to trim the red tape around getting access to records.
Medical forms lined up next to each other at a doctor's office. 
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Medical scribe industry thrives

May 12, 2015
The medical scribe industry has been booming in recent years, fueled largely by hospitals around the county switching to electronic medical record systems.

Rise of digital medical records leads to data theft

Apr 6, 2015
The growth of computerized records has led to a higher rate of stolen information.

Apple's ResearchKit links iPhones to medical research

Mar 10, 2015
Using smartphones could significantly help our understanding of disease.

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Forget the patient, what happens when the medical hardware gets a virus?

Jun 17, 2013
As hospitals become more automated, the dangers of computer viruses become more serious.

Rural doctors slow to adopt electronic medical records

Apr 3, 2013
The federal government wants every doctor to have electronic records by 2015. But the high cost prevents some rural physicians from moving away from paper records.

Electronic health records aren't cutting costs so far

Jan 11, 2013
Clunky programs, high costs and incompatible systems are factors in failure to save billions.