Managing health information

Improving Information Management – Benefits Patients & Health Professionals

Source: Adapted Practice Business (03July2018) Practice staff have a lot to contend with operationally, whilst all the time focusing on patient care. In every practice, a considerable amount of patient information is processed daily. Recording and recalling this patient data is playing an increasing role in operational and patient care capacities. Digital transformation in healthcare is well-documented – most recently, Babylon’s claim that a chatbot can diagnose medical…

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6 June 2019
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Healthcare and digital technology communications

Patients and Healthcare Professionals lives improved by effective use of digital technology

Source: HospiMedica International staff writers (Dated: 05 June 2018) A new viewpoint argues that the Electronic Health Records (EHR) can be restructured from mere digital remakes of pen and paper ancestors into platforms that allow doctors to subscribe to their patents' clinical information, similar to social media feeds. Researchers from the Center for Health Care Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn; Philadelphia, USA) argue that EHRs, once…

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18 June 2019
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Data security in healthcare

Privacy in digital health: Trust in a scandal-plagued era

Source: Adapted from Healthcare IT (Trent Yarwood & Justin Warren) [caption id="attachment_1476" align="alignnone" width="1370"] For medical practitioners to help us to stay healthy, we must – by necessity – give them information about ourselves. This information is deeply personal; indeed, information about our health is some of the most personal information that exists. Changing risk profile It is increasingly important for healthcare workers to not only have good…

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27 June 2019
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