Will Electronic Medical Records on Mobile Devices Be Private?

There have been a few recent and public events involving security breaches of electronic medical records (EMR) and other patient data in hospitals. The unfortunate event in Tucson, Arizona where a Congresswoman was shot, led to the firing of three curious clinical...

US Could Save $627 Billion with EMR Adoption

I was happy to find this data regarding the amount of money that can be saved by implementing and using Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The interactive graphics show numerically what we already know; the healthcare industry is extremely inefficient and many...

Surgeons Using Video Games for Better Healthcare

I came across an article about some Toronto doctors using the Microsoft Xbox Kinect video game console to manipulate and view images while still at the operating table. Typically, surgeons have to step out of the operating room, scrub out, and view the images outside...

Going Green With Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Last week, Kaiser Permanente published a report finding that health information technology can significantly help the environment. One astonishing finding showed the transition to electronic health records (EHR) could lower carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 1.7...

If HITECH Is Cut or Reduced, Would It Help EMR Adoption?

Recently, David Blumenthal, M.D., Chair of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) stated that the Meaningful Use program and is a “very wise concept” and that the incentives Congress is providing towards reaching these goals is a “novel...