Perspectives in Health Information Management

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Half Of Healthcare Organizations Charge Patients For Copies Of Records

Akanksha Jayanthi | Becker's Hospital Review | January 7, 2015

Patient engagement in healthcare is increasingly becoming a priority for organizations, but for patients whose providers don't offer patient portals, most still have to request copies of their paper and electronic medical records...

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Studies: Health IT Has Big Impact on Rural and Minority Communities

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | January 21, 2012

Rural and Native Americans, ethnic minorities in poor, urban communities and Alaskan Natives often suffer negative health outcomes disproportionately due to a lack of access to various health IT tools, according to five research studies published in Perspectives in Health Information Management. Read More »

Wall Street Journal: "ObamaCare’s Electronic-Records Debacle"

This Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Op-Ed could have been entitled "President Sucker: Led Down the Garden Path by The Healthcare IT Industry." It is entitled "ObamaCare’s Electronic-Records Debacle", as below.  First, though: On Feb. 18, 2009 the WSJ published the following Letter to the Editor authored by me...I have a different view on who is deceiving whom. In fact, it is the government that has been deceived by the HIT industry and its pundits. Stated directly, the administration is deluded about the true difficulty of making large-scale health IT work. The beneficiaries will largely be the IT industry and IT management consultants.

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