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Nursing Informatics: A Refuge for Nurses in the Throes of Burnout

Ron Vatalaro
The overall burnout rate for nurses is often higher than others within the healthcare field. Nurses enduring this occupational burnout or those on the verge of this burnout stage can feel confident in knowing that a new refuge exists that could help them revive their careers.

Top Stories

Teladoc lands $50M in venture funding

September 23, 2014     David Raths
Teladoc, a telehealth provider, has secured a $50 million round of equity funding. The Dallas-based company says it is on target to complete more than a quarter-million medical consults across the United States this year.

Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

September 22, 2014     Anna Son, IBISWorld Lead Healthcare Analyst
In light of regulatory changes and financial incentives for the successful conversion of paper-based medical records, adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) systems has skyrocketed in recent years. Here are procurement techniques to help healthcare...

Online Ratings Influence Parents' Choices of Physicians for their Children

September 22, 2014     John DeGaspari
Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28 percent) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children.

KLAS: Clinical Usability Ranks as Top Concern When Choosing an EHR

September 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly 75 percent of interviewed providers around the world reported that clinical usability outweighed every other criteria when choosing an electronic health record (EHR), according to a recent report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

Cerner, Athenahealth: Latest Working with Apple

September 19, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Two major EHR vendors, the Kansas City-based, Cerner and the Watertown, Mass.-based, Athenahealth are both working with Apple to integrate their software into HealthKit, according to media reports.

Population Health Resource Company Receives $400 Million in Funding

September 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Privia Health, an Arlington, Va.-based physician practice management and population health resource provider for independent physicians, received $400 million funding for expansion this week.

At Geisinger, the Path is Paved to Patient Empowerment

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
On September 16, at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City, Geisinger’s Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., presented on how the integrated health system is transforming care through patient analytics and engagement.

Medicare ACO Savings, Quality of Care Improve in Year Two, CMS Reports

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Pioneer ACO model and Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) have generated more than $372 million in total program savings for Medicare ACOs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced.

Majority of U.S. Physicians are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity: Survey

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care if shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue. This is one of the key findings of a survey of 20,000 physicians that was commissioned by The...

Report: Stanford and Duke Hospitals Working with Apple for Pilots

September 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Stanford University and Duke University Hospitals are working with Apple to test out the consumer tech company's HealthKit service for pilot projects, a report from Reuters indicates.

Hospital for Special Surgery Launches Innovation Center for New Medical Technologies

September 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has launched the HSS Innovation Center, with the aim to identify and support medical and scientific technological breakthroughs in musculoskeletal care.

How Apple Shames the Healthcare IT Market

September 15, 2014     Pete Rivera
We tend to move along our technology advancement in healthcare as if we are really making great strides. But the reality is that so far, the government has had to incentivize the market into adopting technology or embracing change.