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Discharge Summaries by Email from an EMR

Think about how wonderful the ability to send a discharge summary by email to a patient straight from your EMR. I think it’s pretty easy to see the tremendous benefits of this type of communication. Send the patient information to one place they probably visit every day and where they can read and process...

Man stole vet ID to get married, have surgery

The Associated Press reports: A Colorado man is accused of stealing an Army veteran’s identity and using it for 24 years to get married, obtain free medical treatment and even serve as president of a VFW post. Mark Mulcahy, 46, faces felony charges of identity theft, forgery and criminal impersonation. He was being held...

Five Dollars Buys Man Hundreds of Private Medical Records

Medical records are supposed to be between a person and their doctor, but a Maryland man suddenly found himself the owner of hundreds of patients’ most private information. Inside a unit at the Fort Knox storage facility, there’s a potential gold mine of information, including boxes of people’s medical records. On man unwittingly bought...

Found in a standard medical release form

From the Dobbs Health Report: Found in a standard medical release form Actual text. Comments in parens. HEALTH OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES. Our practice may disclose your PHI (personal health information) to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. RESEARCH Our practice may use and disclose your PHI for research purposes in certain...

Effort To Improve Patient Records Is Drawing A Crowd

The need for better electronic patient records has gotten a lot of attention lately.But compiling all that data is just part of the battle. Doctors and patients still have to know what to do with those records. So ActiveHealth Management, a unit of Aetna (NYSE:AEF) (NYSE:AET) AET, aims to go that extra step. It...