Does it seem like everything is going digital? When it comes to your medical records, a move to an electronic format has been ongoing. As of 2013, 78 percent of office-based doctors were using some form of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and paper files are on their way out.
When a patient seeks a second opinion, it can be driven by a need for clarity around a diagnosis or treatment advice — or it can be part of a search for a doctor who ‘fits.’
In recent entertainment news, celebrities have talked about the importance of seeking a second medical opinion when you face a serious medical diagnosis. A second opinion allows you to determine if the diagnosis is correct, and it helps you determine if the recommended treatment is optimal for you. If a person is diagnosed with cancer, the treatment plans … Read More
No one wants to consider their own mortality. Eventually, though, it’s something we all must face, so it’s best to make some hard decisions now, to guide our loved ones and healthcare providers about what we want at the end of life.
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If you’ve noticed your doctors using tablets in the exam room, don’t fret — they’re not playing games or watching Netflix. They’re using electronic health records (EHRs). As of 2013, 78 percent of office-based doctors were using some form of EHR, and paper files are on their way out. You don’t get to choose your … Read More
Contributor: A. Marc Harrison, MD, CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi When it became possible to digitize medical records, it made life better for patients. The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has had far-reaching effects on medicine – driving up access, safety, transparency, operational excellence and quality. Very few patients around the world have free access to … Read More
Over the last few years, you may have noticed that your healthcare provider, who once carried a clipboard and pen, now uses a computer to document your appointments. This is a sweeping, mandated change. By 2015, providers who do not transition to an electronic medical record will be penalized according to the Health Information for … Read More
You’ve probably noticed your doctor interacting with another face in the examination room during your visit: a computer screen. Rather than jotting down notes in a paper file, the doc is building an electronic patient record of your health. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) put patients’ records at the fingertips of medical professionals who need them … Read More