Avicenna Medical Blog

FDA Silence on Chronic Disease Management Software

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 @ 01:56 PM

In the wake of the HITECH Act, which encourages healthcare providers to use Electronic Health Records (EHR) through subsidies and reduced Medicare payments, patients may know that providers routinely store and transmit electronically their personal health-related information. Patients with chronic diseases might, however, be surprised to learn that many aspects of their medical care, from the interpretation of lab results, to medication dosage calculations and treatment recommendations, are...

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