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TECHNOLOGY

Physicians: Make health IT user-friendly to improve care deliveryElectronic heath records (EHRs) and other forms of health information technology have the potential to significantly improve care delivery and patient outcomes. But that can’t happen until the technology becomes more user-friendly and patient-focused than it is today.
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperwork
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperworkInternists detail recommendations to reduce the burdens of EHRs, quality metrics and more
Top benefits and risks of sharing notes with patientsMedical note transparency can help patients and physicians communicate better, but many physicians remain tentantive
How to survive an EHR outageMost physicians have plans for responding to computer system failures, but many don’t revisit those disaster recovery/business continuity plans with any regularity.
What are small practices saying about telemedicine?While leaders in healthcare are pushing for an era of digital care, many providers on the frontlines have remained silent observers.
How to use scribes to get off the computer and in front of patientsElectronic health records (EHR) have the ability to transform the current healthcare system into a place of efficiently executed, high-quality, and patient-centered medicine, but only if physicians know how to use these systems to their maximum potential.
The digital disconnect in post-acute careHealth IT change is coming to nursing facilities and home health agencies, fixing a problem for physicians
5 ways to get the most out of an IT partner
5 ways to get the most out of an IT partnerWhile the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) among healthcare providers is here, the dramatic boost in efficiency across the healthcare system that was supposed to accompany this shift has yet to be fully realized.
How will health IT trends evolve in 2017?
How will health IT trends evolve in 2017?Waves of predictions about the health IT industry roll in at the end of every year. But how accurate were they in 2016?
Watch out for these HIPAA violations in online reviewsPhysicians can violate federal law simply by replying to a negative review