Healthcare IT

Industry VoicesIts time to light a fire to stop physician burnout, starting with better EHRs

An undisputed fact is nearly half of all practicing physicians report feeling burned out. Electronic health record dissatisfaction is one of the biggest drivers. While theres some dispute as to which direction the trend line is pointing, the undisputed fact is nearly half of all practicing physicians report feeling burned out.The psychological phenomenon of burnout

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Death by 1000 Clicks Redux

Back in the stone ages when I (an MIT grad) was an intern, I was called at 4 AM to see someone elses gravely ill patient because her IV had infiltrated. I started a new one and drew some blood work to check on her status. When the results came back (on paper) I (manually)

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Facebook enters EMR business

Big news out of Mountain View, California today as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the social networking giant was going to formally enter the EMR business. Sandberg explained that Facebook already has all Americans and most of the worlds population on its system and that adding a little bit of information about their health

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How to choose clinical communication tools

Communication plays a big role in human interaction. In healthcare, effective communication between care providers, and with their patients, is a must. This is because poor communication can adversely impact patient care or even cause medical errors. The advent of multi-use smartphones and mobile devices, including mobile apps and portals, has afforded doctors and medical

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9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies

Innovative digital technology projects to address key challenges in health care have received a 9m funding boost through the governments Digital Health Technology Catalyst it was announced today.The catalyst, delivered by UK Research and Innovation, aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovation, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, to ensure the UK remains

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University Healthcare System to invest $170 million in new medical record technology

Bexar Countys public hospital district is spending $170 million to update its health information technology an investment that administrators say could save the system millions of dollars and improve patient care.University Health Systems relies on its computer software for everything from billing to ordering lab tests to keeping accurate patient records.The brand-new electronic health record

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Nurses Far More Satisfied with EHRs Than Physicians, KLAS Report Finds

Nurses are much more satisfied with their EHRs (electronic health records) than physicians, with some of the strongest satisfaction points related to patient care, according to a new report from KLAS Research.KLAS Arch Collaborative includes a database of more than 70,000 U.S. clinicians and 28,000 nurses. The feedback in this latest report, The Nurse EHR

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John Halamka: Japan to emerge as the leading learning lab for digital health innovation

As the world deals with aging populations, the Harvard professor and veteran CIO looks at how Japan has the urgency, vision and support to change care delivery models in ways that other countries would be smart to emulate. As the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, I travel 400,000 miles each year, studying

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