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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.

Payment bumps and price transparency requirements: Inside CMS' 2,610-page IPPS final rule

August 3, 2018


CMS' final rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Payment System for fiscal year 2019, which overhauls the meaningful use program and aims to improve hospital price transparency, will affect about 3,300 acute care facilities and about 420 LTCH facilities.

Diagnostic discordance occurs in about 85% of hospital transfers. Here's how providers are trying to do better.

August 1, 2018


A study finds that diagnostic discordance—when a patient receives different diagnoses after being transferred—occurs in roughly 85% of hospital transfers, and some hospitals are looking to resolve the issue.

How CMS wants to change MACRA's QPP in 2019

July 13, 2018


CMS says its Quality Payment Program proposed rule for 2019 includes changes to reduce clinician burden, emphasize patient outcome measures, and promote electronic health record interoperability.

Don't just donate your organs: Donate your data, scientists plead

July 2, 2018


Medical scientists increasingly want patients to donate massive amounts of sensitive personal information, from electronic health records to DNA data, either during their lives or after their deaths—but the modern age presents several unanswered questions around how this sensitive data will be used and whether scientists are prepared to keep the information safe.

Google's latest ambition: Predicting when patients will die

June 22, 2018


Google's new artificial intelligence system can predict a range of potential patient outcomes, including when a patient might die.

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