Transforming medical dictation from a manual to digital process can generate several benefits for hospitals and physicians, including greater efficiency, productivity and mobility. The following responses address how hospitals and physicians can leverage digital dictation to achieve these benefits.
Lexington (Ky.) Clinic has notified over 1,000 patients of a data privacy breach, according to a Lexington Clinic news release.
General Electric plans to discontinue its ambulatory electronic health record product, GE Centricity Advance EHR, starting June 30, according to an InformationWeek report.
Email is a valuable tool in today's society however; the application of email in healthcare settings remains controversial, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
The American Medical Association has released three online educational tutorials aimed at helping physician practices implement health information technology, according to an AMA news release.
Health information exchange is becoming increasingly more important as a higher percentage of hospitals attests to meaningful use of electronic health records and begins to prepare for meaningful use stage 2. By connecting healthcare providers across a range of locations, HIE has the potential to aid transitions of care, reduce duplication and improve population health. Colin Barry, CEO of health information systems provider MEDfx, discusses four current HIE trends that will affect hospitals and healthcare delivery networks in 2012.
Approximately 40 percent of physicians were skeptical that patients would benefit from electronic medical records and health information exchanges, according to an Accenture report.
ONC national coordinator of health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has listed the top 10 areas of HIT growth in 2011 in a Health IT Buzz report.
Seventy-six percent of small- and medium-sized medical and dental offices intend to purchase tablets in the next 12 months, according to a DOTmed report.
A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission alleging unethical business practices has spurred the company Medical Justice to retire its contracts that granted physicians some authority over patients' online comments, according to an American Medical News report.
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