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TECHNOLOGY

There needs to be accountability for the lack of interoperabilityInteroperability is important and probably the main driver of cost savings. So where are the IT vendors on interoperability? The answer is probably close to nowhere.
6 steps to avoid a health IT outage
6 steps to avoid a health IT outageWhen an IT emergency strikes medical practices, there’s a small window to avoid big losses of time and money, so it’s best to have a plan in place.
My proposal to change the American healthcare system for the better
My proposal to change the American healthcare system for the betterDuring the good old days, physicians were considered the pillar of the community and the role of primary care physician (PCP) was a respected position. I'm guessing that during that time, we, the physicians, assumed the role of custodians of patients’ medical records.
Collaboration with doctors essential for EHRs to live up to their potentialMore than eight years and $27 billion dollars later, electronic health records (EHRs) can at best be called a moderate success.
Doctors seek user-friendliness, interoperability from EHRsFinding an EHR designed solely for improving patient care remains a source of simmering frustration, judging by the results of the Medical Economics 2017 EHR Report.
Texting tips for various patient typesPatients are accustomed to texting in all facets of their lives and those habits carry over into their relationship with their doctor.
Switching EHRs becoming norm in healthcare
Switching EHRs becoming norm in healthcarePhysicians changing systems due to mix of dissatisfaction and requirements of new employers
How to find the right EHR point personMinimize or eliminate EHR frustration by dedicating a “superuser” in the practice.
Tips on how to put patients before electronic paperwork
Tips on how to put patients before electronic paperworkPhysicians offer tips to prevent the EHR from becoming a barrier to meaningful interactions
The road to hell is paved with good intentionsWhen the HITECH Act was passed and implemented throughout the healthcare industry, the architects of the law had good intentions.