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Gawande: Why doctors 'viscerally, volubly hate' their EHRs

November 19, 2018


Electronic health records are supposed to make doctors' workdays easier, but instead, they have reached "a point where people in the medical profession actively, viscerally, volubly hate their computers," Atul Gawande writes in the New Yorker.

Many top hospitals aren't meeting requirements to let patients access their medical records, study finds

October 29, 2018


Many top-ranked hospitals do not comply with federal and state regulations for completing patient requests for their medical information, according to a study published earlier this month.

The 15 wealthiest health care executives in the US, according to Forbes

October 12, 2018


Forbes' 37th annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States includes 15 people who work in the health care industry.

The rise in health care data breaches, charted

October 9, 2018


Hackers increasingly are turning their attention to the health care sector—but new research finds data breaches among certain industry stakeholders are more likely to compromise patient records than others.

Why providers can't seem to ditch the fax machine

October 8, 2018


Hospital administrators and federal regulators are pushing full-speed ahead to eradicate the fax machine from health care communications, but some doctors are not ready to give it up.

The future of EHRs, charted

September 27, 2018


A new paper from Stanford Medicine spotlights what primary care providers want from electronic health records.

How this hospital involved patients in updating their EHRs—and saved time and money

September 26, 2018


A unique approach at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center gets patients more involved in the data entry process for their electronic health records—a move that has reduced provider data entry time and produced cost savings, hospital leaders say.

Overriding EHR alerts could have negative effects for patients, study suggests

August 22, 2018


An observational study suggests that when physicians do not follow electronic health record alerts that notify them when they are deviating from industry guidelines, their patients experience higher inpatient complication rates and health care costs.

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