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TECHNOLOGY

Is outsourcing the key to solving physician burnout?
Is outsourcing the key to solving physician burnout?Running a physician practice is a lot different—and substantially more challenging—than it used to be.
Staying connected to patients beyond the office visit
Staying connected to patients beyond the office visitThe growth of smartphone usage is giving physicians new ways to stay connected with patients and improve their care, and evidence shows that communication outside of the office setting is acceptable and can help improve outcomes.
Why aren’t more doctors using patient engagement tools?
Why aren’t more doctors using patient engagement tools?A new report reveals that 69% of healthcare providers are using patient engagement to get patients more involved in their own care, but its authors suggest that number should be closer to 100%.
7 tips to protect patient data from visual hacking
7 tips to protect patient data from visual hackingWith a major hack of an insurance company’s database having made front-page news not long ago, it’s natural that many physicians think first about electronic data when they think about protecting patients’ private health information (PHI).
Navigating the buzzwords of telehealth
Navigating the buzzwords of telehealthIt’s easy to get lost in the ever-evolving landscape of the telehealth marketplace.
It's tme for EHRs to solve problems for doctors rather than cause themFor this year’s Medical Economics EHR Report, we wanted to get right to the heart of the matter regarding what’s working and what’s not with electronic health record systems, so we went to the experts: you, our readers.
2016 EHR Report
2016 EHR ReportPhysicians expect more from their electronic health records (EHRs). These systems were supposed to provide efficiency and troves of useful data, enabling doctors to manage patient populations and meet the demands of quality care. But EHRs are lacking in all of these areas.
Will your system be ready for EHRs and Medicare reform?Federal reimbursement changes are coming, so physicians need to ensure that data collection tools are up to the task.
The challenges of switching EHRsDespite widespread unhappiness, surprisingly few practices say they plan to change their EHR system. Here’s why.
EHR vendors to D.C.: Onslaught of regulations hurting progressThe healthcare information technology (HIT) marketplace—not Congress—should solve the problems with technology to aid physicians, according to electronic health record (EHR) vendors.