Providers of all types and sizes should work to reduce the threat of patient harm when electronic health records are used, and learn to apply best practices by relying on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s new SAFER guides, according to several developers of the guides, speaking on a webinar produced by ONC on Jan. 30.
Did you know that we are exposed to 82,000 different toxins, chemically-based products and processed foods in our environment weekly?
Detoxification is the body’s natural, ongoing process of eliminating harmful toxins from the body so that it can function at its best. Toxins are man-made chemicals found in the air, water, food, household cleaners and cosmetic products as well as waste products produced by normal cellular activity. Continue reading →
Primary care physicians’ adoption of electronic health records increased significantly between 2009 and 2012, but there continues to be a “digital divide” between large and small physician practices, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund, FierceHealthITreports. Continue reading →
President Barack Obama called on Republicans in his State of the Union address to stop efforts to repeal the health care reform law, and instead offer proposals to improve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
As far back as 1954, reports of the full or partial resolution of schizophrenia following a gluten free diet began to surface in the medical literature. We covered this remarkable pattern of associations in a previous article titled, “60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia.” While the explanation for this intriguing connection has remained focused on the disruption of the Continue reading →
With patient engagement tools like Fitbit and personal health records growing more and more abundant, a primary goal of providers in today’s society must be to avoid obstructing the flow of information from patients and their tools to medical professionals, according to Ryan Bosch, chief medical information officer at Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System.
Bosch, speaking on a patient engagement panel at the Office of the National Coordinator for Continue reading →
Copper is a naturally occurring free metal. The body uses this metal for a variety of actions and regulates proper amounts. Too much copper taxes the kidneys and liver and can be detrimental. The right amount is essential. A certain blue-green algae called spirulina has been found to reduce copper toxicity Continue reading →
Boasting 11 hospitals, New York City-based Health and Hospitals Corporation has a lot of blood banks–and with those banks comes a lot of data. According to Louis Capponi, HHC chief medical informatics officer, the health system is Continue reading →