Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > Hospitals criticized over offers to earn or save money by sharing electronic patient data

Hospitals criticized over offers to earn or save money by sharing electronic patient data

The landscape for electronic health records in North Texas and across the nation has changed dramatically during the first half of this year.   Every major health system in the area has implemented, or has budgeted to implement, a system for sharing patient records electronically.

Electronic records are expected to allow doctors to coordinate care for the sickest patients, eliminate paper-transcribing errors that lead to inaccurate prescriptions, and avoid duplicate lab and imaging tests.

Medical errors alone cost the country $37.6 billion each year, according to the Institute of Medicine, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health research group based in Washington, D.C.
Texas BioMed is teaming up with Children's Hospital of San Antonio and Baylor College of Medicine to attempt...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.30 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says communities that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey will be able to apply for over $1...
According to information from the Texas Department of Transportation, more than 3,700 people were killed on Texas...
For some retired teachers the cost of health insurance has gone up drastically. Those who stayed with the Teachers...