The real value of electronic health records, experts say, is that they enable data-mining, which can help optimize patient care.
Nursing homes and post-acute health facilities that don't use electronic health records are going to get left behind, health experts say.
How tough is it for Marylanders insured by Medicaid to find a doctor? What about residents of other states?
Officials said Monday that 13,532 Marylanders created identity-verified accounts on the new state-run health insurance exchange, 566 applications for coverage had been submitted and another 326 people had enrolled in coverage as of midnight on Oct. 6.
Health council staff recommended that the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council make the Maryland Insurance Exchange — the new entity for people without insurance and others to purchase coverage — an independent government agency. At a meeting Tuesday morning, council members discussed this and several other recommendations about how federal health reforms will be implemented […]