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New York City pushes for e-registration apps after low turnout in 2017 elections

Bill would create website, mobile app accepting e-signatures for voter registration

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Car insurance lawsuit moves forward on question of auto-population of electronic signatures

Plaintiff says he didn’t waive coverage; autopopulated signature says he did

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American Express partners with Ripple to offer blockchain transactions across international borders

Santander Group also part of the arrangement bringing blockchain to AmEx payment processes

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VA makes case for $782 million in EHR funding to skeptical Congressional panel

The alternative: Maintain the old system at a cost of $19 billion over 10 years.

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Study: Blockchain is 2017’s hottest technology, but a vast majority of projects fail

Everyone’s experimenting with blockchain, but very few ideas survive.

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House committee introduces oversight bill to monitor VA change to commercial EHR management

VA transition to Cerner’s Millennium EHR seen as a positive, but Congress wants accountability.

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Fax machines live on as healthcare providers balk at sharing patient data

Obama administration mandate to prepare electronic records didn’t require hospitals to share them

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JFK document declassification brings electronic records into spotlight

Almost 3,000 records now public; National Archives calls them “tangential” to 1963 assassination

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Electronic health records lead the way in NYC’s fight against HIV spread

Quick analysis shows at-risk populations not getting the help or information they need from physicians.

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U.K. survey says businesses well on the way to a paper-free office

But concerns remain over finding and retrieving electronic records.

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UMass hospitals launch $700 million EHR system

System goes live serving 13,000 healthcare professionals across the Bay State

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CDC looks to blockchain to manage public health surveillance

Could speed understanding and response of disease spread after a disaster

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Blockchain comes to medical marijuana EHR management

Company says implementing blockchain will give governments confidence in the technology they use

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U.K. rolling out smartphone access to electronic medical records

The “decade of patient power” is now, says Health secretary

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Ohio passes e-notarization law; takes effect Sept. 29

Online appearances before notaries will be legally valid

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Arizona blockchain law spawns cryptocurrency ATMs, market growth

‘As far tech is concerned, [Arizona is] through the roof,” says bitcoin ATM founder.

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National Archives going fully digital by the end of 2022

Will no longer accept non-electronic records submissions in five years

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Food giants team up for IBM blockchain trial

Major companies sharing data to build ‘the ecosystem’ for tracking food supply.

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Editorial: Video recognition is the future of electronic signatures

ESRA chairman argues for video signatures’ growth and use

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Restaurant owner zapped on electronic records fraud charge

First prosecution under 2013 Illinois law banning ‘zappers.’

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Supreme Court to adopt electronic filing in November

Move fulfills promise made by chief justice in 2014.

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Doctors still skeptical of electronic records, says survey

Utility seen in billing and record searching, but physicians lament depersonalizing the patient relationship

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Inspector General: IRS noncompliant with federal electronic records requirements

Repeated changes in storage policies blamed for loss of records

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DocuSign expects IPO by early 2018, says CEO

Electronic signature leader has met benchmarks for public offering

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ONC study finds difficulty in patients obtaining their medical records

Case studies show the lengths some people must go to for complete, correct info

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Mayo Clinic undertakes $1.5 billion project to unify electronic records management

To complete transition by October 2018; 51,000 employees will be trained

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Neal Patterson, pioneer in electronic health records, dies at 67

Founded Cerner, leading EHR company that saw tremendous success after 2009

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German startups form blockchain advocacy group ahead of federal elections

They want Germany, and its next government, to take leadership in the technology’s development and standardization

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Massive ransomware attack snags hospital electronic record operations

Nuance Communications, a dictation and transcription service for physicians, still restoring cloud-based services

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Veterinary researchers turn to electronic records to prevent dreaded horse ailment

Scottish statisticians believe they can identify causes of laminitis, a complicated hoof affliction

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Editorial: California must pass bill allowing e-signatures in car sales

The home of American car culture is the only state without this option.

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Tax season always boosts e-signature usage; here’s why

SIGNiX executive outlines the effects of the IRS accepting electronic signatures

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U.S. Olympic Committee partners with AssureSign for paperless records transition

Paperwork processes that took weeks for thousands of athletes now completed in days

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Nevada law adds blockchain, smart contract recognition to state statutes

Local governments also forbidden from regulating or taxing their use

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University introduces mobile solution to help students file financial aid docs

Applicant pool doubled after change to federal verification standards last year

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Hospital turns to e-signatures after forged ones cost it $500K

Audit reveals bogus signatures on Medicare claims, invalidating them

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London hospital discovers ‘extreme’ risk to patients due to poor record-keeping

More than 100,000 patient records are “potentially high risk” due to poor management

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Legislation would expand e-signature use in IRS forms

Would speed third-party representation in tax disputes

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Electronic wills set to come online under Florida law

Sunshine State lawmakers pass bill; governor expected to sign

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British Columbia doctors rebel against electronic records system

Health authority now refusing to accept their paper orders

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Last-day legislation modernizes Colorado access to electronic records

Colorado joins 15 states and the federal government in expanding electronic records access.

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Trucking companies turn to digital records after seeing results with online app

Employment application tool proves useful in getting haulers to complete paperwork

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Veterans Affairs’ secretary weighs commercial options to replace aging EHR system

Congress wants interoperability with Defense Department; V.A. needs funding to get there.

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Biometric records lead to man’s arrest in wife’s murder

Fitbit data breaks a key claim in the suspect’s alibi

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U.K. records its first all-electronic contract exchange for residential real estate

Transaction seen as more secure than traditional in-person signatures with witnesses

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DocuSign co-founder discusses company’s future in SXSW interview

‘We’re in no rush’ to do a potential IPO, says Tom Gonser

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