The FDA has released a draft guidance covering the use of EHR data in FDA-regulated clinical studies. 

Electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in hospitals to make working with patient data easier and safer. But not all hospitals see the advantages of entering the technological age.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an initiative to encourage healthcare organizations, developers, tech companies and other potential innovators to design medical bills that are simpler and easier to understand.

IBM’s analysis said over 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised.

In a study published in HealthAffairs, patients who searched for price information through Aetna’s Member Payment Estimator were significantly more likely to be younger and healthier and to have acquired higher annual deductible spending than patients who did not search for price information.