In a speech to New Hampshire voters, Sen. Hillary Clinton focused on the importance of developing EHR systems as part of her overall health care plan, saying that EHRs could save $77 million in health care costs.
A law took effect in California that expands protection for health care information. It prevents companies from disclosing electronic health records without patient consent and also forces companies to notify state residents if certain privacy breaches occur.
Spectrum Health plans to collaborate with Microsoft Corp. and Cerner to develop technology that allows patients to access entertainment and personal health information at their bedsides. Cerner Care Console features include information about the patient's hospital, schedule, providers and relevant health education articles.