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Under Healthcare Reform, Where Do Practicing Physicians Go From Here?

June 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Physicians in all settings in U.S. healthcare—private practice, medical group management, and association leadership—are living through the inevitably messy transition to the new healthcare

At AMDIS, AMIA’s Fridsma Promotes the Rethinking of MD Documentation for EHR Usability

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On June 24 at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D. urged CMIOs to help rethink usability and function in EHRs

ONC’s Michael McCoy, M.D. at AMDIS: Information-Blocking for Proprietary Reasons Is “Just Wrong”

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Health information blocking was a highlighted subject of the presentation given by ONC chief health information officer Michael McCoy, M.D. June 24 at the annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

Cedars-Sinai’s Scott Weingarten, M.D. on the Hard Work—and Vision—of Clinical Transformation

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, Scott Weingarten, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Health System talks about the hard work—and the vision—of true clinical transformation

Improving MD Documentation and Clinical Decision Support Processes in Wheeling, West Virginia

June 11, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Executives at Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia are making important strides in improving physician documentation, leveraging IT to improve key documentation processes

Are Bigger MD Groups Better Prepared for Population Health?

June 2, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As population health and accountable care initiatives move forward and ramp up, the leaders of larger physician groups are helping to lay the groundwork for transformational change in the new healthcare

As MD Groups Push Forward into Population Health, Associations Are With Them: AMGA’s Fisher

June 1, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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At the American Medical Group Association, president and CEO Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., talks about the exciting times his association’s member groups are living through, as they push ahead into the thickets of population health work

When Doctors Quit

May 30, 2015   |  Joe Bormel
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Intrigued by The Washington Post Opinion piece entitled, “Why doctors quit,” by Charles Krauthammer, I began asking what this means for Health and Healthcare Informatics. I realized that we need more clarity about what physicians actually do, if we are going to...

While e-Prescribing Transactions Soar, Providers Slower to Adopt EPCS

May 19, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
In another indication that electronic prescribing (e-Prescribing) is nearing critical mass, Surescripts’ annual report indicates that the Arlington, Va.-based company processed 6.5 million transactions in 2014, more than American Express and PayPal.

Study: E-Prescribing Reduces Adverse Events in Ambulatory Setting

May 12, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Ambulatory providers that electronically prescribe (e-prescribe) medication within their electronic health record (EHR) are at a reduced risk for having an adverse drug event (ADE) among diabetes patients, according to new research.

Fine-Tuning an EHR ‘Flight Simulator’

May 7, 2015   |  David Raths
blog
Most people likely assume that if a clinician enters a medication order of a wrong dosage or something that would cause fetal harm in a pregnant woman, the electronic health record would issue a warning or not allow the order to be placed. But as patient safety...

Hospital CFO Fined $4.4 Million for Meaningful Use Fraud

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
news
Joe White, former CFO of the now-closed Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, has agreed to pay back $4.4 million obtained through fraudulent attestation to meaningful use; he could face seven years in federal prison
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