Tag Archives: patient

Ransomware attack leaves 5 years of patient records inaccessible at Colo. hospital

Rangely District Hospital in Rio Blanco County, Colo., issued a notice last week that a ransomware attack had targeted the software necessary to access five years of patient records.  In addition, the notice said, RDH can no longer access the records of patients who received home health services between June 2019 and April 9, when… Read More »

Why patients and providers need a model patient data use agreement

Opportunities are growing for individuals to access and aggregate their health data using health apps and patient portals. Most of these services require individuals to enter into agreements with terms that typically do not favor the individual or give the individual agency over their data. A model patient data use agreement with terms that empower… Read More »

Doctors average 16 minutes on the computer for every patient

(Reuters Health) – For each patient they see, doctors spend about 16 minutes using electronic health records, a U.S. study finds. Researchers examined approximately 100 million patient encounters with about 155,000 physicians from 417 health systems. They collected data on every keystroke, mouse click and second of time spent on various tasks in electronic health… Read More »

The Dilemma of the Black Patient

By YOLONDA Y. WILSON, PhD Last week a nurse posted a video of herself on Twitter mocking patients with the caption “We know when y’all are faking” followed by laughing emojis. Twitter responded with the hashtag #patientsarenotfaking, created by Imani Barbarin, and a slew of testimonials of negligent medical care. While the nurse’s video was not explicitly racialized,… Read More »

Scientists claim they can tell what type of dementia a patient has by the way they WALK

Scientists claim they can tell what type of dementia a patient has by the way they WALK Researchers found that people with Lewy body dementia walk differently  They change their walking steps more – varying step time and length  Scientists at the University of Newcastle analysed the walk of 110 people  By Eleanor Hayward Health Reporter… Read More »