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Docs still unconvinced of EHRs' worth
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 11:13 am
Fewer than 25 percent of physicians say electronic health records have made them more efficient, and not even 33 percent of them say EHRs have improved care quality, according to a new survey.
[See also: ICD-10 cost a 'crushing burden' for docs]
New bill aims to ease MU reporting rules
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 10:51 am
Just one day after a chorus of industry groups implored HHS to reconsider its burdensome Stage 2 attestation requirements, a new bi-partisan bill seeks to offer providers meaningful relief.
[See also: Calls for Stage 2 changes grow louder]
ACA changing hospitals' hiring patterns
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 10:04 am
Healthcare has had a reputation for being one of the strongest industries for generating new jobs. But recent changes in reimbursements and a shift to accountable care models have changed the dynamic in some quarters.
Can data aggregation cure healthcare?
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 9:45 am
There’s growing buzz around Apple’s HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Rather than living in separate databases, information about blood pressure, sleep, fitness, nutrition and lab results will be funneled into HealthKit, providing a single health dashboard from which users, and hopefully clinicians, can make better decisions.
How to get C-suite to focus on security
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 8:22 am
Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx and chief information security officer Ron Mehring circled the boardroom table handing out envelopes.
Within the package that every member of the senior management team received were their passwords, and how long it took Marx and Mehring to figure out that sensitive piece of information -- “which in every case was less than a second,” Marx explained.
“We got their attention and ever since have gotten the resources we need for security,” Marx said.