The Care360 Datapalooza Experience: Part 1

A Blog from MedPlus Chief Technology Officer Tom Wagner, the healthcare IT Subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics As you may have read recently, I traveled to Washington D.C. during the week of June 4 with my colleague, Marla Kouche, Vice President, … Continue reading

EHR Benefits for Patient Populations

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While the ability of electronic health records (EHRs) to accurately and completely document and store a patient’s medical history has been extensively discussed, the ability of EHRs to compile data for better patient population condition management is a topic that … Continue reading

The Growing Importance of the Primary Care Physician

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According to research from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other reports, there are approximately 350,000 primary care physicians (PCPs) in the U.S. These PCPs often act as coordinators of patient care. This means they work with patients … Continue reading

How EHRs Help Physicians Provide Better Quality Care

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The words accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness are used often when discussing the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). In addition to these process improvements, there is another key performance indicator from implementation that is just as important, but that is … Continue reading

Care360 Focuses on Triple Aim

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One of the hottest topics in the healthcare industry today is the Triple Aim model for healthcare reform. Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that focuses on three critical objectives that together, can … Continue reading

EHRs Can Help Increase Patient Adherence

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Patient adherence is defined as the degree to which patients take medications as prescribed by their physicians. This can include dosing, frequency, specific timing and other important instructions—such as taking medication with or without food. While patient compliance is essentially … Continue reading

Myths and Facts of EHRs

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Myth # 1: Patient privacy is at risk with EHRs As electronic health records (EHRs) and new online sharing and storing databases have become more widely implemented, there have been ongoing concerns regarding patient privacy. In a recent study from … Continue reading