Professor Karl Oldhafer, chief physician of general and visceral surgery at the Asklepios Hospital Hamburg-Barmbek, poses before liver surgery, one of the first surgeries of its kind in Germany with the support of a tablet computer to access and visualize planning data, in Hamburg August 15, 2013. The tablet computer uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ. Developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, this procedure helps locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and is expected to improve the quality of transferring pre-operational resection plans into actual surgery. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

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Health Information Exchange: Facebook for Doctors

August 19, 2014, Niam Yaraghi

While the health care sector has made huge progress in the adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, the majority of US providers are still not taking advantage of health information exchange (HIE) platforms. Yaraghi and colleagues explain how HIE is the Facebook for doctors and propose recommendations to encourage more doctors to adopt and use HIE platforms.

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