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EHRs waste time, docs say

Electronic health records don't save physicians time. In fact, they do the opposite, according to a  research lett er  published  JAMA Internal Medicine. 

Governance key to a robust health IT system

When it comes to growth of information technology at healthcare organizations, advanced governance is one of the key pieces to have a robust HIT system--but there are many that lack this element, according to Dick Taylor, managing director and CMO of the advisory services division of MedSys Group.

Massachusetts General Hospital pilots asynchronous virtual visits for chronically ill

Chronically ill patients who typically see their physicians four or more times per year may benefit from an approach known as asynchronous virtual visits. 

Practices need help optimizing health IT

Primary care practices require sustained, focused efforts to effectively incorporate health IT into their work to improve care, according to a case study of practices in the Colorado Beacon Consortium published at  eGEMs. 

Does telemedicine help or hurt the doc-patient relationship?

As the role of telemedicine expands, not all doctors believe that the movement is good for their relationships with patients. But doctors can meet a lot of healthcare needs without an in-person visit--as long as a physician has the patient's medical history, Joseph Scherger, vice president for primary care and academic affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in California, told  Medscape. 

Lessons from Cleveland Clinic's patient-satisfaction strategy

Want to increase patient satisfaction scores and the payer bonuses that come with them? Look no further than your millennial patients, born between 1980 and 2000, a large demographic with a unique set of expectations.

ICD-10 costs up to three times higher than estimated

ICD-10 implementation will cost more--in some cases more than three times previous expense estimates--for physician practices, according to updated research published by the American Medical Association. 

One CIO's biggest accomplishment

For Keith Neuman, senior vice president and CIO of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind., his biggest accomplishment has been not "shot-gunning" everything; rather, he's found success in putting structure into all of his hospital system's processes.

Panelists discuss promise of telemedicine, big data at HIMSS policy summit

"What can we do to expand upon the current promise of telemedicine?" With that question, attorney Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, kicked off the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Policy Summit in Washington D.C. early Thursday morning.

Practice HIT expenses skyrocket

While coping with rising operating costs already tops most practices' lists of challenges, technology expenses are a leading driver of that strain, according to new research from the Medical Group Management Association.