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Is Your EHR Stressing You Out?
When Mark Friedberg, MD, and his team at RAND Corporation surveyed physicians about their job satisfaction in 2013, they were surprised that one area of discontent kept coming up: electronic…
24/7 Advice From Nurses Reduces Emergency Room Visits in Wyoming
Emergency rooms in rural areas are a different animal than their urban counterparts: serious illnesses and injuries happen less often, but when they happen, specialists tend to be far away.…
How Emerging Tech Brings Patients and Providers Together, with Dr. Chris Kuzniak
Stationed in Atlanta, Dr. Chris Kuzniak is a practicing surgeon turned entrepreneur with strong points of view on how technology advancements and adoption can complement the patient-provider relationship. Kuzniak frequently…
Making Electronic Records Better, Stronger, Faster
Professional EHR usability experts have been designing better electronic health records for years, but many vendors would be surprised to learn such experts even exist. You may not have heard…
“The Bulletproof Executive” On How Physicians Should Deal With Big Data And Biohacker Patients
Famous for biohacking himself down 100 pounds by exercising 15 minutes per week and brewing addictive butter-powered coffee, Dave Asprey now advises top executives on using existing tech to make…
What’s Next for the Blue Button?
The U.S. government’s initiative to improve patient access to healthcare data is trying to get the attention of patients, providers and innovators by crowdsourcing ideas and urging people to steal…
ICD-10 Code Adoption: The Best of Times or the Worst of Times?
Fundamental change has arrived in healthcare, occupying center stage in our politically polarized world. Care providers who have dedicated their lives to helping others may feel that these are the…
Digital Ads in Your Chart?
Doctors show willingness to tolerate advertising in exchange for free access to a web-based electronic health record service. For Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, getting to use electronic health records for free…
Allergy Apps Spring Up to Help Seasonal Sufferers Cope
“There’s an app for that.” The popular tagline of the iPhone commercial was right, in the case of helping people suffering from asthma and allergies. The use of allergy-targeted apps…
One Doctor’s Electronic Health Record Story
A physician in rural Kansas opens up about what an EHR system has meant for her practice. Dr. Jen Brull has her rural practice in Plainville, Kan., down to something…
Electronic Health Records Go Pro
NFL, NBA show the potential of EHRs for patient care by adopting cutting-edge technology. Amid all the talk about the promise of electronic health records (EHRs) for improving patient care,…