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TECHNOLOGY

Why have EHRs failed to deliver their promised efficiency benefits?
Why have EHRs failed to deliver their promised efficiency benefits?Why has health technology been so slow to deliver on its promised benefits to hospitals and physicians?
Apple looks to expand healthcare presence
Apple looks to expand healthcare presenceThe tech giant plans to immerse itself more in healthcare in the years ahead
How I learned to love my EHR and spend more time with patientsOne of my favorite consultants is an orthopedist. His reports consist of five lines or less.
6 tips to boost EHR productivityMany doctors complain that electronic health records (EHRs) drain their time, rather than create efficiencies. In fact, Deloitte’s 2016 Survey of U.S. Physicians found that seven out of 10 physicians think that EHRs reduce their productivity. Health IT experts say doctors can take these six steps to boost their productivity:
Is electronic prescribing a potential solution to the opioid crisis?Only two states mandate e-prescribing controlled substances, but most physicians can use it now
Resisting the cloud is futile for this physicianThere has been some cold feet to migrating all the information to this practice's cloud.
Your Voice: Doctors can be paid to put patient care on back burner
Scrambling to make a meaningful connectionIt’s more difficult than ever to connect with patients. One physician explains why its worth the effort.
Google health search goes back to medical schoolTwo physicians test out what the tech giant says is an improved search function for responding to patient inquiries
Can computers help doctors reduce diagnostic errors?
Can computers help doctors reduce diagnostic errors?If an advanced computer like IBM’s Watson can go on Jeopardy and win, can a computer start diagnosing patients better than a human doctor? The possibility could mean a reduction in a diagnostic error rate that the Institute of Medicine estimates may be as high as 15%.