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Lygeia Ricciardi | June 25, 2012
As Americans, we each have the legal right to access our health information held by doctors, hospitals and others that provide health care services for us, thanks to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. But 41 percent say they never have. Why? In a paper-based health care system, it can be time consuming, expensive, and cumbersome to get copies of your medical records. And what do you do with a stack—or maybe even a room full—of paper health records?Read Full Post.
Lygeia Ricciardi | March 15, 2012
The health care system is going digital at a fast clip. In the last two years, the number of hospitals using electronic health records has more than doubled to 35%—and the majority of remaining hospitals say they have near-term plans to do so. While patient or consumer use of digital tools for health, such as patient portals and personal health records (PHRs), generally lag behind, it is catching up, especially when you also consider the use of “non-traditional” tools,Read Full Post.
Lygeia Ricciardi | March 2, 2012
Last week, 37,000 people gathered in Las Vegas for the HIMSS 2012 Conference—the health information technology industry’s largest annual meeting. Energy was high as product vendors and health care providers anxiously awaited the release of proposed rules for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, the federal incentive program that is jumpstarting widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers.Read Full Post.
Lygeia Ricciardi | October 11, 2011
Lygeia Ricciardi shares her story about how access to health information and active engagement as caregivers helped her and her husband avoid the trauma, risks, and financial costs of open heart surgery for their baby.Read Full Post.
Lygeia Ricciardi | September 8, 2011
Looking for resources to manage your health information? HHS’ ONC is launching a Consumer e-Health Program to help patients become more engaged in their health care.Read Full Post.