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Monthly Archives: June 2013

A study reported in Medicare and Medicaid Research & Review and written by Julia Adler-Milstein, Claudia Salzberg, Calvin Franz, E. John Orav, and David Westfall Bates, examined the impact of ambulatory EHRs on the cost of care for patients (as assessed by Medicaid claims) in three communities involved in the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative pilot communities….

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Patients Want to Communicate with Doctors Using Mobile Devices – Healthcare IT News – According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and HealthDay, 1/3 of Internet-using adults were interested in using smartphones or tablets to make doctors appointments, receive medical test results, or communicate with their doctors. However, the majority of respondents were concerned about…

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ACOs Begin to Generate Savings – Health Data Management – In advance of the Affordable Care Act kicking in, the Accountable Care program is beginning to generate savings in hospitals. For example, Mt. Sinai in New York has reduced emergency room visits by 54 percent among high-risk patients. Other examples abound and the savings are beginning to add…

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Tablets are one of the latest technologies showing their emerging strength in the business world, but what about healthcare? Are they being used and, if so, how do these devices assist physicians in the facilitation of patient care? With those questions in mind, AmericanEHR set out and completed our latest study: “Tablet Usage by Physicians…

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We are very pleased to announce the winner of the draw for the AmericanEHR Tablet Survey. Congratulations to Dr Lawrence Li. Dr. Li is a family physician at the Lompoc Community Health Center in Lompoc, California and is the winner of a set of Bose QuietComfort® headphones. When he received his prize, Dr Li commented,…

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To be honest, the first time I heard that the EHR Association (EHRA) and its member companies were developing a code of conduct, I couldn’t help but think about the Pirate’s Code from Pirates of the Caribbean. However, during a meeting at HIMSS 2013, the EHRA invited stakeholders to offer comments on an earlier draft…

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In an eight-country survey conducted by Accenture, U.S. doctors were most strongly in support of patients updating the majority of their information in their health record in comparison to other international countries surveyed (Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, and the United States) According to the survey, U.S. physicians felt that patients should be…

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The Slow Crawl Toward Improved EHR Usability and Interoperability – iHealthBeat (Stack, May 30). In this report, while the Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentive program is credited with accelerating adoption of health IT, it has also created negative consequences relating to the lack of interoperability and optimization of EHRs in order to meet the needs of clinicians. According to…

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