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Custom Content Augments Technology's Value

Scott Mace

An Alabama hospital that tailors patient communications and makes them available via simple technologies may be in the vanguard of a huge development in healthcare IT—one that goes beyond the basic innovations that an electronic health record represents. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

EHR a Money-Loser for Most Physicians

Federal meaningful use incentives alone are not adequate to ensure that the vast majority of medical practices don't lose money on electronic health record systems, suggests the author of a study on the cost impact of EHR. >>>

87% of Physicians Say Quantity of EHR Alerts 'Excessive'

Doctors are missing three in 10 patient test results generated by electronic health record systems, research shows. The problem is a matter not only of volume, but of how alerts are communicated. >>>

4 Top Mobile App Types for Healthcare Providers

The barriers to creating smartphone and tablet applications are less daunting than they may seem. This method of communicating with patients will continue to grow in popularity and effectiveness, so get developing now. >>>

Insurers Doubt Feds HIX Readiness

Health plans are getting ready to participate in health insurance exchanges. But 70% of healthcare executives say they're concerned over whether the exchanges will be ready to roll by the 2014 deadline. >>>

Beware Flaws in Online Physician Rating Sites

Websites that rate physicians and health plans are not reliable, researchers say, in part because the sample sizes are typically so small that they render the ratings irrelevant. >>>



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News Headlines

Cerner, McKesson lead alliance to let docs share data

Bloomberg, March 5, 2013

Study: Wii Tennis is an effective training tool for surgeons

The Atlantic, March 5, 2013

Obama asks health plans to report rising rates

The New York Times, March 4, 2013

EHRs underused for hospital infection reporting

InformationWeek, March 4, 2013

Regulators assert new power to seize assets of fraudulent healthcare pools

The Hill, March 1, 2013

Second insulin-pen lawsuit announced in NY

Buffalo Business First, February 28, 2013

CPOE cuts medication errors by 48%, says study

InformationWeek, February 28, 2013

A medical lab in your smartphone

The Atlantic, February 28, 2013

Drug shortage spreads to EMS

WPTV, February 27, 2013

Opinion: The unfulfilled promises of HIT

Computerworld, February 27, 2013



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Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

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