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A Simple Request From The Front Lines Of Healthcare

Garrison Bliss | The Hill | March 4, 2014

I know that there is going to be another scuffle over the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). I know that we have already paid $150 billion on “doc fixes” since 1997, and I know that everyone in healthcare is trying to make sure that their ox will not be gored.

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EHR Tasks Take Up Half of the Primary Care Physician’s Workday

Erin Dietsche | MedCity News | September 12, 2017

It’s practically become a mantra in healthcare: EHRs take up too much of physicians’ time. But just how much time do doctors spend on EHR-related tasks? A new study out of the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association dug deeper. From 2013 to 2016, researchers analyzed 142 family medicine physicians, all of whom used an Epic EHR, at a system in southern Wisconsin. All data was captured via EHR event log data during clinic hours (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) and non-clinic hours...

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IBM's Watson Wants To Fix America's Doctor Shortage

Russell Brandom | The Verge | October 15, 2013

The supercomputer's greatest opponent may be the American healthcare system Read More »

Making Medicare Data Useful

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 11, 2014

Medicare’s release of physician reimbursement data is “unprecedented data” at work, as U.S. CTO Todd Park wrote. But what will researchers, and ultimately seniors and taxpayers, be able to learn from it?

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Obamacare Still Stumping Medical, Non-Medical Professionals

Laura Urseny | OrovilleMR News | January 20, 2014

Two speakers at last week's Northstate Economic Forecast Conference followed the same path when it came to describing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Read More »

One Medical Buys Virtual Nutritionist App Rise

Douglas MacMillan | The Wall Street Journal Digits | February 5, 2016

One Medical Group gives hundreds of thousands of patients quick access to primary care physicians. With its latest deal, it hopes to connect them with a network of virtual nutritionists. The healthcare company said it is acquiring Rise, a mobile app connecting smartphone users to licensed nutritionists for daily advice on meal planning and dieting. One Medical paid about $20 million to acquire the startup, people familiar with the matter said...

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Providers Spend More Time in Front of Computers than Patients, Study Concludes

Chris Nerney | Healthcare IT News | September 12, 2017

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workdays in front of computer screens, reducing the amount of time they spend with patients, according to a new study by the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association (AMA). During a typical 11.4-hour workday, primary care physicians spent an average of 5.9 hours on data entry and other tasks with electronic health records (EHR) systems during and after clinical hours, researchers found...

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Simple Ways to Deter Improper Antibiotic Prescribing

Kevin B. O'Reilly | AMA Wire | November 22, 2016

Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a long-standing practice that once seemed benign but whose consequences are coming into sharper focus. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill at least 23,000 Americans annually and cause more than 2 million illnesses in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are some good ideas that can help physicians steer their patients away from antibiotics when they will do more harm than good...

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Type & Click Tasks Drain Half the Primary Care Workday

Press Release | American Medical Association | September 11, 2017

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday at a computer screen performing data entry and other tasks with electronic medical records (EHRs), according to new research from experts at the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association (AMA). Based on data from EHR event logs and confirmed by direct observation data, researchers found that during a typical 11.4-hour workday, primary care physicians spent nearly six hours on data entry and other tasks with EHR systems during and after clinical hours. The study was published today in the Annals of Family Medicine...

Why Suicide Prevention Is Part of Population Health Strategy

Paul B. Hofmann and Jerry Reed | Hospitals & Health Networks | May 9, 2016

As hospitals and health systems recognize the need to devote more time and attention to population health management and improving community health, more effort correspondingly must be focused on behavioral health services. In response, the American Hospital Association has launched an initiative to assist hospitals with behavioral health...

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Why There Will Never Be an Uber for Healthcare

Tom Valenti | TechCrunch | June 11, 2016

You should walk away from anyone who says there can be an “Uber for healthcare.” It is the equivalent of someone saying they “have a bridge to sell you.” Or, more precisely, it shows a complete lack of understanding for how healthcare works and how positive health outcomes are actually achieved. Why do we keep hearing “Uber for healthcare”?...

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