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Standards for Safety, Security, and Interoperability of Medical Devices in an Integrated Health Information Environment

Author: Williams, Patricia A.H

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2017



Information sharing between healthcare organizations increasingly includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) as well as data from medical devices that have been integrated into existing networks. When exchanging such data, providers should be mindful not only of the interoperabil....

Could the Pharmaceutical Industry Benefit from Full-Scale Adoption of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology with New Regulations?

Author: Coustasse, Alberto; Kimble, Craig A; Stanton, Robert B; Naylor, Mariah

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


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Healthcare regulators are directing attention to the pharmaceutical supply chain with the passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Adoption of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has the ability to im....

Copy and Paste Run Amok—EHRs and Malpractice

Author: Journal of AHIMA Staff

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2016


As if physicians needed another reason to be wary of electronic health records (EHRs), a new study finds that malpractice claims related to EHR use have risen in accordance with increased EHR adoption.


The study, which was conducted by The Doctors Company, a malpractice insurance....

Lessons Learned from an Electronic Health Record Downtime

Author: Coffey, Patricia S; Postal, Susan; Houston, Susan M; McKeeby, Jon W

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


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Unexpected downtime of an electronic health record (EHR) system poses a risk to patient safety and can result in loss or compromise of data. This article reviews a downtime of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center EHR system and presents the methodology of the....

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