Providers in a "rapid learning health system" can use health IT to apply research into the practice of patient care in real time, according to a new article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine .
Electronic health records could greatly reduce unnecessarily antibiotics prescriptions, according to a new study.
Healthcare technology continues to come under fire for failing to deliver results--whether lower costs, increased efficiency, better clinical outcomes. This time researchers are turning their
Breast cancer screening often results in overdiagnosis of the disease, according a study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. What's more, the potential for overdiagnosis is
Physicians' fears about sharing visit notes electronically with their patients seem overblown. While much more research needs to be done about the benefits of note-sharing, patients like the idea,
A striking majority of patients would like to share information in their electronic records and see what their physicians are saying about them, according to a pair of studies published in the Dec.
A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals yet another stunning disconnect in physician-patient communication. In this case, the heart patients at Baystate Medical Center in
Physicians should not let their frustration over the still-unchanged sustainable growth rate formula distract them from the improvements that healthcare reform delivers to their patients and the
Many a physician is understandably apprehensive about entering the brave, new world of "meaningful use" of EMRs. After all, it's not easy to change the way you've done things for years. What they may
Although healthcare mystery shoppers have historically been used by some practices and hospitals to identify service flaws from the patient perspective, a recent study sent actors into first-time