Menu Close

News and Media

Do you see news about electronic signatures and records? Send it to us.


Arizona proposal sets up fight over public electronic records

Lawmaker says communication on private devices should stay that way; court seems to disagree

View More Here

Visa making signatures optional in April; Discover getting rid of them

Credit card companies cite better security, improved customer experience

View More Here

States begin new year with blockchain legislation

Tennessee, Nebraska and Florida legislatures join a trend

View More Here

Illinois state assembly opens blockchain subcommittee

Will study benefits to state government and where regulation should — and should not — apply

View More Here

Analysts expect an even bigger year for blockchain in 2018

Breakthroughs made in 2017, but still plenty of room to grow

View More Here

Iced tea maker pivots to … blockchain? And sees its share price double

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. to rebrand as ‘Long Blockchain Corp.’

View More Here

Credit union association asks St. Louis Fed to recognize e-signatures for auto loans

Lack of clear guidance ‘directly affects credit unions’ access to liquidity.’

View More Here

Electronic records conclude holidays pose biggest risk to dogs for chocolate poisoning

Even small amounts can make a dog miserable and rack up a huge vet bill

View More Here

A 127-year-old New York law bans present-day ‘ballot selfies’

Judge overrides free-speech concerns of grass-roots activists

View More Here

Seeing big savings long term, Napa County moves to digitize records

Winemaking county spends $100,000 a year to store 30 million paper records

View More Here

VA’s contract with Cerner hits a snag after secretary’s comments on interoperability

Interoperability with civilian healthcare providers adds complexity to VA’s plans

View More Here

Startup gets backing to bring electronic signatures to Twitter

‘Twignature’ could help curb fake news behavior, trolls

View More Here

Demand for Bitcoin surges, leading to more ATMs in Atlanta area

Now one of the top three Bitcoin ATM markets in the U.S.

View More Here

Competing health care providers create plan to share their electronic records

Two companies in Charlotte, N.C. area call cooperation a win for both their patients

View More Here

Another delay in OSHA’s EHR requirements may mean changes coming in reporting rules

Employers given yet another extension on deadline to report workplace injuries electronically

View More Here

Country doctor who doesn’t use a computer won’t get license back

Stopped accepting insurance three years ago because of electronic health record requirements

View More Here

Health secretary nominee places priority on electronic health records management

Says Medicare is a means of optimizing workflow, increasing interoperability

View More Here

Report: Cerner and Amazon Web Services on verge of major partnership

CNBC says the two will formally join up at AWS’ annual conference next week

View More Here

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

View More Here

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

View More Here

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

View More Here

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.

View More Here

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

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

View More Here

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.

View More Here

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

View More Here

JFK document declassification brings electronic records into spotlight

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

View More Here

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.

View More Here

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

But concerns remain over finding and retrieving electronic records.

View More Here

UMass hospitals launch $700 million EHR system

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

View More Here

CDC looks to blockchain to manage public health surveillance

Could speed understanding and response of disease spread after a disaster

View More Here

Blockchain comes to medical marijuana EHR management

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

View More Here
Wolf Friedmann/FreeImages.com

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

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

View More Here

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

Online appearances before notaries will be legally valid

View More Here

Arizona blockchain law spawns cryptocurrency ATMs, market growth

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

View More Here

National Archives going fully digital by the end of 2022

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

View More Here

Food giants team up for IBM blockchain trial

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

View More Here

Editorial: Video recognition is the future of electronic signatures

ESRA chairman argues for video signatures’ growth and use

View More Here

Restaurant owner zapped on electronic records fraud charge

First prosecution under 2013 Illinois law banning ‘zappers.’

View More Here

Supreme Court to adopt electronic filing in November

Move fulfills promise made by chief justice in 2014.

View More Here

Doctors still skeptical of electronic records, says survey

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

View More Here

Inspector General: IRS noncompliant with federal electronic records requirements

Repeated changes in storage policies blamed for loss of records

View More Here

DocuSign expects IPO by early 2018, says CEO

Electronic signature leader has met benchmarks for public offering

View More Here

ONC study finds difficulty in patients obtaining their medical records

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

View More Here

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

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

View More Here

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

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

View More Here

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

View More Here

Massive ransomware attack snags hospital electronic record operations

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

View More Here

Contact Us | Sign In | Register | Apply for Membership