Patients with fully electronic health records experienced fewer adverse events such as hospital-acquired infections, according to a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.
The Senate health committee kicked off the first of three committee meetings on its biomedical innovation agenda by passing seven bills with bipartisan support. The next meeting is scheduled for March 9, where the committee will debate and vote on at least five bipartisan bills.
The U.K. government is launching a $5.7 billion effort to turn England's National Health Service into a paperless service and update its outdated technology, including getting rid of fax machines, according to the BBC.
Touchdowns, comeback victories, unforgettable plays … healthcare? That’s just a sample of what Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will likely be discussing when he takes the stage as a keynote speaker at HIMSS16.
“If patients are the blockbuster drug, online access is the active ingredient,” said Christine Bechtel, MPS, president and CEO of Bechtel Health Advisory Group, speaking at a webinar on patient electronic access to health information.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors has approved $70 million for nine new patient-centered research projects focused on conditions ranging from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a very early-stage, localized type of breast cancer to diabetes, chronic lung disease and migraines.