Reports & Survey

30% of physician practices to replace their EHR within 3 years, Black Book says

Medical groups are seeking customizable and cloud-based systems and emerging technologies like speech-recognition capabilities. Physician practices are looking to improve their electronic health records and many are shopping around for more advanced tools, according a new report from Black Book Research which sees 30 percent of practices with a dozen or more docs expecting to

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Survey designed to measure patient satisfaction with telemedicine visits

With more practices offering telemedicine services, theres now a survey designed specifically to measure patient satisfaction with those encounters. Press Ganey, the country’s leading provider of patient satisfaction surveys, has just come out with new surveys to measure patients experience after a virtual visit at a medical practice, a sign that telemedicine is becoming mainstream.

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Most hospitals aren’t using medication administration technology effectively

Most hospitals are equipped with bar-code medication administration (BCMA) capabilitiesthey’re just not fully taking advantage of the technology, according to a new report. Castlight Health analyzed data from Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Survey and found (PDF) that among nearly 2,000 participating hospitals, 98.7% had BCMA technology in place. BCMA helps prevent medication errors by ensuring that

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