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Erica Galvez | March 26, 2013
Last week we introduced Larry, the patient with diabetes and a history of non-compliance who is discharged from his local emergency department, but his primary care doctor is never notified about his visit. Larry landed back in the emergency department less than a month later due to complications of his diabetes.Read Full Post.
Erica Galvez | March 22, 2013
Let’s start with a story that is all-too-common: a patient goes to the emergency room, but the primary care doctor is left out of the loop. Today, that patient is Larry.Read Full Post.
Erica Galvez | September 27, 2012
Arkansas is rapidly becoming a leader in health information exchange. Since launching their statewide secure messaging tool (SHARE) in January 2012, Arkansas’s Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) has registered more than 2,100 clinical and administrative staff to use it, with another 3,000 in queue to be fully on-boarded. SHARE uses the national standard for secure health information transport developed by ONC’s Direct Project. For a rural state that started their State HIE Cooperative Agreement with no existing exchange infrastructure and limited electronic health record (EHR) adoption,Read Full Post.
Erica Galvez | September 5, 2012
Individuals with serious mental illnesses are 2.6 times more likely than the general public to develop cancer and nearly twice as likely to end up in an emergency or inpatient department with a serious injury, according to recent studies conducted at Johns Hopkins.Read Full Post.
Erica Galvez | May 11, 2012
Think about the last time you were prescribed a medication. Did your doctor fill out a prescription on a paper pad and instruct you to get the medication filled at your local pharmacy? If not, chances are that he or she electronically routed the prescription to your pharmacy. This process—called electronic prescribing or “e-prescribing”—is helping prescribers and pharmacists make better clinical decisions, improve workflow, reduce costs, and ultimately enhance patient care.Read Full Post.