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EHRs must have features that help physicians better manage patients and not just serve as documentation for billing.
Healthcare EHRs offer a unique opportunity to help moderate costs and provide a host of clinical, organizational, and population health benefits by improving processes, but only if the systems don’t require mortgaging the future and putting the hospital in financial straits.
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Engaging patient portals can translate into time savings (and cost savings for providers), fewer visits, stronger patient-provider relationships, and improved outcomes.
Potential repeal of the ACA introduces uncertainty about future revenues that should be factored into decisions about acquiring a new EHR.
Healthcare is moving toward an industry-wide interoperability that can't fully emerge until the technology to enable it has matured. There's a better-than-average chance 2017 is the year we start to see real benefit.
Can technology provide a remedy for the dismal state of rural healthcare in America? If not, what else can be done? Irv Lichtenwald outlines the issues.
If the 21st Century Cures Act becomes law, EHR vendors that have failed to live up to their Interoperability Pledges will find that compliance is no longer voluntary.
High technology may thrill us from time to time with promises, but it is the low technology of interpersonal connections—of speaking, listening, and sharing—that keeps us all going.
Digitized mental health care may mean better mental health care, but system security and personal privacy are crucial when it comes to mental health data.
Healthcare technology is improving but not as fast as it should be. Experts speaking at HealthIMPACT say that we need to address the factors that are holding it back.
Diane Evans fact-checks Medicare's claims about its newly announced physician-reimbursement plan (MACRA) that will affect the healthcare coverage of more than 55 million Americans.