Electronic Medical Records http://wrvo.org en New York working towards statewide health records system http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-working-towards-statewide-health-records-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hospitals have been working for years to digitize patient medical records, but now New York state is expanding a system to centralize the record-keeping of multiple hospitals.</span></p><p>A patient’s medical history may be in the computer at their primary care doctor’s office. And their records may be digitized at the hospital they’ve been treated at, "however, many of those systems can’t easily or fluently communicate with one another," said Dr. Rainu Kaushal, who chairs the Weill Cornell Medical College’s healthcare policy program.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:31:29 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56911 at http://wrvo.org New York working towards statewide health records system Syracuse hospitals invest in electronic medical records systems http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-hospitals-invest-electronic-medical-records-systems <p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 09:37:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56382 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse hospitals invest in electronic medical records systems Patients, privacy and employers http://wrvo.org/post/patients-privacy-and-employers <p>Your employer is concerned about rising insurance costs and you don’t want to see your benefits slashed, so they ask you to participate in some medical tests and enroll in a wellness plan. If you and your fellow employees participate, you’ll qualify for discounts on your premium and deductible.</p><p>Is this an invasion of privacy? Where do these records go and who will see them? Will your colleagues know if you didn’t participate in the wellness program?</p><p>This week, “Take Care” interviews <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/board-of-directors/">Dr. Deborah Peel</a>, a physician, and a leading advocate for patients’ rights and the founder of <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/">Patient Privacy Rights</a>, a bipartisan coalition for patient privacy. Dr. Peel says she understands the need to have healthy, happy employees but does not agree with what she calls the “short-sighted” solution.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Deborah Peel.</strong></p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38417 at http://wrvo.org Patients, privacy and employers A step closer to online patient portals http://wrvo.org/post/step-closer-online-patient-portals <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The state is one step closer to giving patients access to their medical information online. The <a href="http://nyehealth.org/" target="_blank">New York e-Health Collaborative</a> has announced <a href="http://patientportalfornewyorkers.org/voting/voting/nyec-voting/" target="_blank">nine finalists</a> in their competition to design an online patient portal. Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 37424 at http://wrvo.org A step closer to online patient portals $4.2 million to help streamline patient care coordination http://wrvo.org/post/42-million-help-streamline-patient-care-coordination <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Eight companies will share in $4.2 million to help streamline patient care coordination and medical record sharing in New York state. The early-to-middle stage health IT companies will receive up to $300,000 each. </span></p><p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:14:12 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27656 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse hospital begins using new electronic medical record program http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-hospital-begins-using-new-electronic-medical-record-program <p>The records of outpatients at Upstate University Hospital are entering a new digital world. The hospital has started installing a new electronic medical records program that will among other things, allow patients to access all their medical records on their computers or smartphones. WRVO's Ellen Abbott reports.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:11:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 13446 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse hospital begins using new electronic medical record program