We are pleased to announce that the November 17-18 Digital Health Conference will feature keynote speakers Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute and Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives & Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania. Learn more.
The Institute of Medicine is pleased to announce the release of the report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. The public briefing included statements by the committee co-chairs highlighting key findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report, as well as a discussion with committee members.
New York State Acting Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker joined HEALTHeLINK to provide an update to media, elected officials and leaders of the local healthcare community on the state of HIE both in Western New York and across New York State with the SHIN-NY. Read more.
The NYeC Blog
As Kimberly Leonard points out in her U.S. News & World Report article (“Doctors Say Electronic Records Waste Time,” Sept. 8, 2014), doctors are frustrated with the time it takes to use electronic health records. This is only natural. Moving from paper to digital communication is a different way of communicating and takes time to become proficient.
Electronic Health Records have the potential to reshape the quality and cost of healthcare. In an Emergency Room situation, for example, your doctor’s ability to instantly review your electronic health records (EHRs) could be crucial to their ability to save your life. Better and more accurate information leads to better medical care and can reduce unnecessary or duplicative testing.