Only one-quarter of providers responding to a survey believe they are effectively integrating and aggregating clinical data, measuring it, and delivering actionable information to the point of care, a PwC US Health Research Institute report says. >>>
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has spoken: The ICD-10 implementation deadline will be postponed for an unspecified period. But many quality leaders and providers insist ICD-10 should not be delayed. >>>
Computerized patient records are unlikely to cut healthcare costs and may actually encourage doctors to order expensive tests more often, suggests research published in Health Affairs. The study found that doctors using computers to track tests, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging, ordered far more tests (about 40 percent more) than doctors relying on paper records.
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