Health IT Makes Health Care Convenient

Health IT can free you to focus on your health instead of the everyday hassles of managing your health care. Health information technology (health IT) can make your interactions with the health care system more convenient, more reliable, and less time consuming. Some examples include: Faster,

EHR Benefits for Our Country’s Health

Just as the revolution in information technology has already changed the way in which organizations like banks, supermarkets, and even government services understand the people they serve, the revolution in health information technology (health IT) will change the way we address the health of our

Better Information Means Safer Health Care

Health information technology (health IT) can play an important role in increasing patient safety by virtue of the information contained in the electronic health record (EHR) and the features (error-checking, notifications, etc) systems use to ensure high quality care. As just one example, a

e-Health for Communities

e-Health: Your health, your community’s health Your health is influenced by a variety of factors, including family history, genes, and personal habits such as exercise, diet, and other lifestyle choices. The broader environment in which you live also affects your health. For example, air

What Is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)?


An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a paper chart that contains all of a patient’s medical history from one practice. An EMR is mostly used by providers for diagnosis and treatment. Benefits of Electronic Medical Records An EMR is more beneficial than paper records

Brain surgery comes in help


Researchers have discovered that a technique commonly used in brain surgery could be useful to determine whether surgery is needed for patients who suffer from lower back problems, and to what extent surgery is required. The investigators from Australia and Germany say the technique, called the

vitamin D the important player

The current “gold standard” test for measuring vitamin D status may not accurately diagnose vitamin D deficiency in black individuals. In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team of researchers report finding that genetic differences in a vitamin D carrier protein

Women & Sugar – risk of cancer

Women who consume sugary drinks regularly have a higher risk of developing estrogen-dependent type I endometrial cancer after the menopause compared to other women of the same age, according to a study carried out at the University of Minnesota and published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers