Friday, April 21, 2017 Telehealth provider MDLive is facing allegations that the company failed to maintain patient privacy by sharing screenshots of confidential medical information with a third party. The class action lawsuit filed earlier this week alleges the telehealth provider sent screen shots to a third party without patient knowledge or consent.
Friday, April 21, 2017 With higher EHR adoption rates across healthcare, more patient data is flowing into provider systems that can be used to inform public health agencies about community-specific illnesses. New research from New York City public health officials shows that an EHR surveillance tool was just as effective at measuring the prevalence of chronic illnesses as traditional survey methods.
Friday, April 21, 2017 Many of the largest telemedicine apps that allow patients to schedule a video visit with a physician—especially those that offer free trials—have encountered inappropriate behavior and unseemly videos and photos from users. And it’s happening at the same time that more healthcare providers are using video-based virtual visits.
Friday, April 21, 2017 The high costs associated with testing in healthcare have spurred a movement to reduce needless tests, but new research shows EHRs might not be the best vehicle. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System found displaying Medicare fees for inpatient lab tests had almost no impact on physician ordering.
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